Nichiren Shonin’s Namidaimoku Monument

A monument in memory of Namidaimoku in the Maura area

Namidaimoku Monument (literally means wave mantra) stands in the shore of Maura, where Nichiren Shonin, founder of Nichiren School of Buddhism exiled to Sado, departed from Sado after pardoned by the Kamakura Shogunate. According to the lore in the area, when Nichiren put his palms together and prayed to the sun aboard a boat offshore, seven letters of Namu Myoho Renge Kyo (南無妙法蓮華経) appeared in the waves. Closely related to Nichiren Shonin, the Maura area has many legends, and is dotted with sacred places including Nichirendo Hall, Nichiren Cave, etc.

  • Heritage and Relics
98 Maura, Sado, Niigata 952-0712
Transport Access
Ogi Port Approx 20 by car
Nearest bus stop
Maura(Akadomarisen Line、Maehama Line) Approx. 1 minutes on foot from bus stop
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