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Higan-e Ceremony 2018: Memorial Service during the Equinox

Nichiren Shoshu performs the Higan-e Ceremony as a Buddhist practice for accumulating benefits and amassing virtue in the lives of the believer and the deceased. The daylight and night time hours of the vernal and autumnal equinox are equal, signifying the inseparability of darkness (ying) and light (yang), as well as the oneness of good and evil.

Excerpted: Nichiren Shoshu Ceremonies, p21