Notice of Shortened Visiting Hours

Corona infection has spread again and a state of emergency has been declared. In Kyoto Prefecture, too, the number of people infected daily has remained high level, and people are urged to take further measures to prevent infection and refrain from going out unnecessarily. In response to this situation, Eikando will be shortening the reception hours from January 29th. We apologize for the short notice and ask for your cooperation.

Period: From January 29 (Fri.), 2021 for the time being.
Reception Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (gates are closed at 5:00 p.m.)

Jan. 27, 2021
Eikando Zenrin-ji



About issuing red seals of Eikando (Shuin)

Although we have resumed the regular visit in June, the coronavirus infection has been spredding again. New measures are needed to prevent the spread of the virus. In addition to the conventional measures of wearing masks and disinfecting hands, we will be reducing the operations at the Shuin office, where there is a high risk of close contact with the virus. For the time being, only a slip of pre-written Shuin is availablel from Monday, July 20, 2020. We ask for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

[Info] What is Shuin?
In the olden days, peaple wrote sutras and handed them to temples. The temples issue a red seal as a proof of receiving them. This red seal is a origin of Shuin. Even today, the red seal book is also called a sutra book, and it is common to receive an calligrapic signature and red stamps from a temple or a shrine. Shuin is proof of religious faith.
Some visitors to temples and shrines may think of it as a commemorative stamp that can be given at tourist sites, but it is important to understand the meaning of Shuin.

July 29, 2020
Eikando Zenrin-ji



Request to bring a shoe bag

In order to reduce plastic waste, it is necessary to reduce the use of plastic bags. At Eikando, we also handed out plastic bags as shoe bags, but we will stop the distribution of a plastic bag in stages over one year from July 1, 2020. In the future, we would like to request visitors of Eikando to bring their own shoe bag. We would appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

July 1, 2020
Eikando Zenrin-ji



Beware of spoofed e-mails by the sender's name of Eikando !

Junk e-mails have been still distributed under the spoofed IP-address of Eikando.
xxxx@eikando.or.jp is the sender's address of those junk mails. The characters of xxxx are changed from time to time. We never send e-mails except for a reply for your inqliry.
Those spoofed mails may be in danger of a virus. When you receive an unexpected mail under the sender's address mentioned above, please deleted it without opening.

Jan. 01, 2020
Eikando Zenrin-ji