In 1323, Nichirin Shonin, the third Chief Abbot of Honmonji Temple founded a hermitage in this place because in the distance he was able to see Awa province, which is Nichiren Shonin’s hometown. It was called Daisenbo. It is said that Nichirin Shonin revived the temple and renamed it “Shinjoin.” However, the details are unknown because documents about the temple were lost in a fire.
It is also said that Mr. Ogi, a supporter of the temple, founded this temple.
He respected Nichiro Shonin, and for this reason he moved Shinjoin Temple from Sado Island.
【Message from the Chief priest】
Smiling is essential.
Please visit the “Roshi-ko” temples with a smile.
＊Wagan-se is one of the seven charities without a fortune in Buddhism.
It is an act that always touches people with a gentle smile.
【A brief explanation of Nichiren Shonin and Ikegami 】
Nichiren Shonin (1222－1282) was a priest in the mid-Kamakura period and founder of the Nichiren Shu of Buddhism. “Shonin” means a “reverend priest.”
Nichiren Shu is a Buddhist Order that was founded more than 750 years ago. “Shu” simply means “Order.”
Nichiren Shonin founded Ikegami Honmonji Temple just before his death in October of 1282 at the request of Ikegami Munenaka, a wealthy feudal load and faithful follower.