Nichiren Shu Buddhist Temple of UK

Otakiage Ceremony

January 2017

We held the Otakiage Service, a ceremony in which we express gratitude for used Buddhist items that have served their purposes such as Toba, practice-copies of the Sutra, Ofuda and Omamori. As these are sacred objects that have been used for religious purposes, rather than just throwing them away we burn them, in order to return them to the elements.