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Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism Traditions

Why does Nichiren Shoshu offer evergreens?

In society, we often use cut flowers to express love or respect, or for decoration. They are beautiful to look at, but flowers die in a few days. From the standpoint of Buddhism, cut flowers are improper offerings to the Buddha because of their ephemeral nature. Evergreens, on the other hand, will last a long time if you change the water in the vase(s) everyday.

Official Emblem of Nichiren Shoshu

The round crane mark is the official emblem of Nichiren Shoshu. This symbol is on our Liturgy of Nichiren Shoshu book, Nichiren Shoshu butsugu (altar accessories), and in Nichiren Shoshu temples around the world. It is a sacred symbol to Nichiren Shoshu tradition. It should not be used by lay members for personal use.