Shinran Seijin 750th Anniversary Hōonkō
Shinran (May 21, 1173 – January 16, 1263) was a Japanese Buddhist monk, who was born in Kyoto at the turbulent close of the Heian Period and lived during the Kamakura Period. Shinran was a pupil of Honen, and the founder of Jodo-Shinshu in Japan.
Hōonkō is anniversary for Japanese Jodo Shinshu Buddhism that observes the memorial of its founder, Shinran Shonin (1173-1263). This anniversary is among the most important observed in the Jodo Shinshu tradition.
In the word hōonkō; ‘hōon’ means “return of gratitude” and ‘ko’ means “to clarify the meaning of” or “gathering”‘.
(しんらんしょうにん – ほうおんこう)
親鸞 (しんらん 1173年～1263年) は、鎌倉時代前半から中期にかけて活動した日本の僧である。浄土真宗の宗祖(開いた人)とされる