About Myokanko

The origin of Myokanko

Myokanko is a Hokkeko group that belongs to Rikyobo at the Head Temple, Taisekiji. 67th High Priest Nikken Shonin approved its formation in August 1980. "Hokkeko" is the fundamental name of Nichiren Shoshu believers bestowed by the founder Nichiren Daishonin, and "ko" means a group of believers who belong to a particular temple and conduct activities as a unit.

 

About Nichiren Shoshu

Object of worship The Dai-Gohonzon of the High Sanctuary of the Essential teachings
The founder Nichiren Daishonin(1222-1282)
The founder's immediate successor Nikko Shonin
Doctrine Myoho-Renge-Kyo, The writings of Nichiren Daishonin(Gosho)
Temples 667, Sacred buildings:34, Branch temples:11
Overseas:21 temples/Office in 37 countries
824 Priests
Believers Japan,approximately 350,000
Overseas,approximately over 600,000
( Indonesian believers have stated that there are at least 200,000 and probably many more members of Nichiren Shoshu in that county.) As of Jan 2002