Now, Nichiren Shoshu is steadily growing, and including the Head Temple Taisekiji, has more than 700 temples throughout Japan! Additionally, overseas, there are 22 temples – six in the United States of America, nine in Taiwan – as well as temples in Brazil, France, Spain, Singapore, and Ghana, with two in Indonesia. There are Propagation Centers in Panama, Canada, Argentina, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Brazil, the Philippines, Malaysia, and two in Korea. Also, there’s a Branch Temple Spain and one in the U.S., right in the heart of Manhattan…
Each Nichiren Shoshu temple is solemnly endowed with the Three Treasures of True Buddhism – the Buddha, the Law and the Priesthood, and centers around the Gohonzon which has been inscribed and transmitted down from the time of Nichiren Daishonin to the present. Each Nichiren Shoshu temple, regardless of its country or location, carries the grave responsibility of mission to correctly partake in the propagation, in the practice and in the transmission of the orthodox, legitimate True Law and True Teachings expounded by Nichiren Daishonin.
Moreover, each Nichiren Shoshu temple throughout the world fulfills the basic, yet pivotal, role of conducting various Buddhist services and ceremonial rites for those believers who visit the temples. It trains lay believers to foster their faith, as well as provides a place to practice for both the lay believers and the priesthood to mutually accumulate good fortune and benefits. The number of overseas lay believers at present totals 600,000 in 40 different countries.
Myohoji Temple, West Hollywood, California
Publisher: Nichiren Shoshu Overseas Bureau
Address: 2057 Kamijo, Fujinomiya, Shizuoka. JAPAN