Annual Events

Annual Events


Setsubun Bean Throwing Ceremony

January 1st, 2nd, 3rd New Year’s morning Dai Goma Ritual

From New Year’s Day

to Setsubun in February 3

Yakuyoke Honoho Uchiwa Juyo Awards
January 15 Yakubyōyoke Goōhōin Inka, First Benten Festival
January 21 First Kōbō Daishi
January 28 First Fudō Festival, Chigo Ceremony, Damaru Market
January 31 Bean Grilling Ceremony
February 3,  Setsubun Bean Throwing Ceremony, Damaru Market
February 15 Nehan Gathering (Death of Shakuson Ceremony)
February 21 Kōbō Daishi Shōmieku
From April to October Tama pilgrimage to the 88 temples
April 8 Flower Festival (Birth of Shakuson Ceremony)
April 28, 29 National Treasure Spring Festival
2nd Sunday of May Hino Shinsengumi Festival
May 28 Shōgoku Annual Festival
June 1st-30 Hydrangea Festival
June 15 Fresh Leaves Festival (Kōbō Daishi’s birthday)
August 15 Ura-bon Dai Segaki Ceremony
September 28 Autumn Festival, Dai Hannyu Gathering, Ohana Ko Tomine day

From October 27

to November 18

Chrysanthemum Festival
During November Visit to the temple for the Shichi-go-san children
November 18-30 Maple Festival
November 22, 23 Mantō Gathering, Takahata Maple Lamp Road
December 11 Housecleaning (Susuharai)
December’s winter solstice Star Festival
December 28 Closing of Fudō-son, Year-end Market
December 31 New Year’s Eve, Bell Ringing Ceremony


Monthly Events

Gozare Market

Fudō Festival
Sandō pedestrian area (10:00-16:00)
Founder Kōbō Daishi’s death anniversary
Monthly sutra copying gathering at 13:30
24th Sentai Jizōson monthly ceremony at 14:00
15th Otakiage
First Tuesday Haiga classroom
Second Sunday Recycle Market (Canceled in the rain)
Third Sunday Gozare Market


Daily Events

Goma Fire Ritual

Prayers for traffic safety
Takahata-Fudoson is known to as the head temple for praying for traffic safety, and is crowded with all sorts of vehicles and drivers everyday.
Anyone who wishes to pray for traffic safety is welcome to come make a request. Here, we pray everyday to Fudō Myō-ō for everyone’s safety.
Everyday Requests start at 9:00 and end at 16:30

The rites begin at 0:00 on New Year’s Day, at 6:00 on January 2 and 3, and at 8:00 from January 4 to January 7. Please make your request at the reception for prayers for traffic safety.

Goma Ritual

Goma, or homa in Sanskrit, means to burn. This ceremony represents the burning of bonnou, which is the source of suffering, by Buddha’s fire of wisdom.

For the Goma Ritual, a platform is set up with various offerings in front of the Fudō Myō-ō. Then, a special firewood named Goma-ki is burnt down, and mantras are chanted in Mikkyō’s characteristic prayers.

The Goma fire is the symbol of wisdom, and the firewood represents bonnou (the source of suffering).  Through the Goma Ritual, the bonnnou represented by firewood is burned down by Fudō Myō-ō’s fire of wisdom, and along with the believers, their wishes are purified while they pray for their fulfillment.

Available prayers are:

– household safety
– business prosperity
– health safety
– protection against disasters
– warding off evil
– recovery from illness
– success for surgical operation
– recovery from injury
– fulfillment of one’s earnest wishes
– company prosperity
– project prosperity
– construction work safety
– work safety
– traffic safety
– travel safety
– easy childbirth
– protection against rokusan
– protection against housai
– fortune safety
– healthiness
– success for exams
– success to find employment
– studies fulfillment
– better fortune
– prayer for a newborn baby
– thanking, etc.

  5:00 8:00 9:00 10:00 11:00 11:30 12:00 13:00 14:30 15:00 16:00
Weekdays 1st and 15th of the month only
Any weekday except the 1st and 15th of the month
Sat., Sun., holidays 1st and 15th of the month only
Except the 1st and 15th of the month
Temple Festival (28th)      
The Goma Ritual fees
  • Large Daigoma Ritual (58cm) – More than ¥30,000
  • Medium Chugoma Ritual (52cm) – ¥10,000
  • Goma Ritual (45cm) – ¥5,000
  • Goma Ritual (37cm) – ¥3,000
  • Kaichusatsu – ¥3,000
  • Prayer for traffic safety – ¥3,000