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Agon Shu's Main Religious Activities

1954 Founded "Kannon Jikeikai" (the predecessor of Agon Shu)
1984 Conducted the Aura Festival World Peace Prayer Service with His Holiness the Dalai Lama XIV at Nippon Budokan.
1985 400 members of Agon Shu participate in a world peace prayer service at the Vatican. Had a special audience with Pope John Paul II. Held a joint prayer service with Catholics at San Clement Church.
1986 Received Shinsei Busshari (true relics of the Buddha) from the government of Sri Lanka.
1988 Held the Islamic-Buddhist Forum on World Peace in Kyoto with the participation of Dr. Nemr and other prominent Islamic scholars.
1990 Attended the 4th Peace Conference of World Religious Leaders. Had a special audience with Pope John Paul II.
1991 Completed the Agon Shu Main Temple: Shakazan Daibodaiji in Yamashina, Kyoto.
1996 Conducted fire rites dedicated to world peace as part of the consecrating ceremony of the Mongolian National Eleven-Faced Kannon Image.
Raining after the ceremony, a local newspaper reports it as welcome rain helping the people from drought and forest fire.
2000 Conducted fire rites and held a lecture in New York (Unitarian Church).
2001 Conducted fire rites and held a lecture in New York (Riverside Church).
2003 Conducted fire rites in Paris (Parc du Champs de Mars).
2004 Conducted fire rites in the midtown area of Tokyo.
2005 Conducted fire rites on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Atomic Air Raid in Hiroshima (Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park).
2006 Conducted fire rites at Auschwitz dedicated to world peace. Received a decoration (“Konju Hosho ” Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon).
2007 Conducted fire rites dedicated to the departed souls of victims in the concentration camps in Siberia and for world peace.
2008 Conducted fire rites in celebration of the 60th anniversary of foundation of Israel and for world peace.
2009 Conducted fire rites in Guadalcanal dedicated to the departed souls of the war dead in South Pacific and for world peace.
2010 Held “Kyoto Buddhist Music Festival 2010 – inori (prayer) -”
Held Agon-Maya Joint Fire Rites Ceremony for World Peace at the 2nd One Peace Live Aura Festival
2012 Cosponsored a Japanese music and dance event entitled “Nihon no Inori”(Japanese prayers)
Conducted rites on the sea dedicated to the departed souls of the war dead in the Pacific War and for world peace.