By TAKUMI OKADA/ Staff Writer
April 4, 2021 at 18:40 JST
Buddhist monks walk in procession carrying portable "mikoshi" shrines during a memorial service to mark the 1,400th anniversary of Prince Shotoku's death. The service was held April 3 at Horyuji temple in Ikaruga, Nara Prefecture. (Takaharu Yagi)
IKARUGA, Nara Prefecture--A memorial service to mark the 1,400th anniversary of the death of Prince Shotoku, a reformer in his time who steered the nation toward Buddhism, kicked off at Horyuji temple here on April 3. [Read More]
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