A publication of Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha, Kyoto, Japan.
Although this publication contains essential information about the Jodo Shinshu tradition, Shinran Shonin’s life, and the Hongwanji organization, it is much more than a resource book. It begins with a message from the newly inaugurated Monshu Ohtani Kojun, encouraging us all to recite the Nembutsu and entrust ourselves to the wisdom and compassion of Amida Tathagata as Shinran Shonin’s legacy and teachings are as important and as meaningful today as ever. The Hongwanji Pictorial then displays full color photographs which share the history and the exquisite beauty of the Hongwanji architecture, interior design, and expansive grounds. If you have been fortunate enough to have visited Hongwanji, this book will evoke vivid memories of that experience. If you have not yet visited, this book will inspire you to see firsthand the magnificent artistic treasures of the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha.