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Video introduction of the Iris Festival at Daianzenji Temple, Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture

This video, titled "Daianzenji PR Video 1 "Iris Festival"" (大安禅寺PR動画1「花しょうぶ祭」), was produced by "Takahide Masuda." It introduces the Hanashobu Matsuri (Shobu Festival) at Daianzenji Temple in Fukui Prefecture in the Hokuriku region (北陸地方, Hokuriku chihou) of Japan.

In early summer, Daianzenji temple is beautifully surrounded by blossoming azaleas, hydrangeas and roses.
The temple is popular for the Japanese Irises that grow there.
Approximately 10,000 Japanese irises cover the grounds here and the sight attracts many tourists.
Every year in June, the Iris Festival is held at Daianzenji temple and the area is bustling with tourists and visitors.
Feel the cool summer breeze on your face as you walk around the grounds, taking in the spectacular Japanese scenery.

Throughout this video we'll introduce to you, via drone imagery, the Iris Festival, a festival which takes place at Daianzenji Temple in Fukui prefecture.
Please enjoy the video of iris flowers that herald the arrival of summer.

Cherry blossoms, irises, hydrangeas, roses, and seasonal flowers at Daianzenji

Iris is a perennial plant of the Iris family that blooms during the rainy season. In addition to animated irises, Daianzenji Temple also offers cherry blossoms, roses, and hydrangeas.
The best time to see the cherry blossoms at Daianzenji is from late March to early April.

The best time to see the irises is in June. In addition, as many as 100 varieties of roses begin to bloom in late May, and hydrangeas also color the temple grounds during the rainy season.

Please enjoy the flowers of Daianzenji that bloom from spring to early summer.
Please check the official instagaram for information on the blooming status of the flowers before visiting.

What kind of temple is Daianzenji? What are the highlights?

Daian Zenji" is located in Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture, In 1658, the fourth generation feudal lord Matsudaira Mitsumichi converted to Buddhism and had this temple erected.
As a place of historical significance, the temple building was designated an important cultural asset of Japan.

In addition, some ancient and valuable works of art are kept here, such as the Arhat (羅漢図, Rakanzu) and Portuguese Ship (南蛮船風俗図, Nanbansenfuuzokuzu) paintings.

Daianzenji Temple is currently undergoing a large-scale repair of eight buildings, including the main hall, Kaisando-Hall, and Sanmon Gate, under the title of "Daiwa no Dairi" (2022 repair).

The period of the major repairs is scheduled from November 2018 to around 2032, but even during the repair period, the temple is open to visitors with some exceptions.

At Daian Zenji, visitors can experience Zen meditation sessions, sutra copying, and other activities, as well as have vegetarian meals by reservation only.

The "Lively Dharma Talks," in which Zen teachings are presented in an easy-to-understand manner with a touch of humor, are also popular.

Another highlight is the "Senjojiki," a 15-minute walk up a mountain path from Daianzenji. The tombstone of the Echizen Matsudaira family, a Japanese Heritage Site, is a whopping 4 meters high. It is well worth a visit.

Summary of Manshozan "Daian Zenji" in Fukui Prefecture

At Daianzenji, you can enjoy seasonal flowers such as irises, cherry blossoms, hydrangeas, and roses.

The monthly red seal is decorated with a design that matches the season. They are created by "Yuki," an eraser seal artist.

If you visit Fukui Prefecture, why not stop by and enjoy the flowers and a Zen meditation experience?
The event is held every year in the second week of June, details of the exact date will be posted online on the official website.
We hope to see you there!

◆Daianzenji Temple◆
【Address】 Tanotanicho (田ノ谷町) 21-4, Fukui city, Fukui prefecture
【Access】: 25 minutes drive from the Hokuriku Motorway Fukui North Interchange (北陸自動車道 福井北IC, Hokurikujidoushadou Fukuikita IC)
【Admission fee】Adults: 500 yen (as of November 2019)
【Closures】Open all year round
【Parking】Available (no charge)
【Phone number】0776-59-1014

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Last Updated : May. 23, 2024
坂崎 なお(Nao Sakazaki)
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During the Iris Festival, the Grounds of Daianzenji Temple Is Covered with 10,000 Iris Blossoms. This Spectacular Sight Signals the Arrival of Summer in Fukui City, Fukui. You Won’t Want to Miss It!
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