Is this the Nichinyo gohonzon?

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Is this the Nichinyo gohonzon?

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Rare recent picture of a Nichiren Shoshu service with gohonzon visible. Looks like a beautiful gohonzon. Anyone know which gohonzon this is?
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Good question - I stare at this thing regularly and don't know its name :emb: I'll see if I can find out. Looks weird seeing it in a photograph, I have to say.
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lol yes, the old NSA reflex stirs for me from time to time.

The Nichiren Mandala Workship folks have some articles on plank gohonzons;

https://nichirenmandala.weebly.com/plank-mandala.html

and

https://nichirenmandala.weebly.com/uplo ... andala.pdf
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That's Myosetsuji in New York.

I am going to guess that is Nittatsu as he was High Priest when the temple in Flushing was established.

Please note - Nichiren Shoshu proscribes photographing the Gohonzon so posting an image of a Gohonzon in a Nichiren Shoshu Temple will likely be considered shocking and quite possibly offensive.
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That is an image of the Dai Gohonzon transcribed by 67th High Priest NIKKEN Shonin. It is the 1985 Mandala version, same as the one installed in Los Angeles Myohoji Temple in 1997. The Chief priest assigned to this New York Temple is Vice-President Shinga Takikawa.
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gohonzon wrote: Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:00 am That is an image of the Dai Gohonzon transcribed by 67th High Priest NIKKEN Shonin. It is the 1985 Mandala version, same as the one installed in Los Angeles Myohoji Temple in 1997. The Chief priest assigned to this New York Temple is Vice-President Shinga Takikawa.
Same one we have in D.C. too :)
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gohonzon wrote: Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:00 am That is an image of the Dai Gohonzon transcribed by 67th High Priest NIKKEN Shonin. It is the 1985 Mandala version, same as the one installed in Los Angeles Myohoji Temple in 1997. The Chief priest assigned to this New York Temple is Vice-President Shinga Takikawa.
Interesting. I remember thinking it looked like the Daigohonzon when I used to go there. But then I also thought that it couldn't be because the Daigohonzon should not be copied. I don't know where those ideas came from. I was a boy back then.
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And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

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gohonzon wrote: Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:00 am That is an image of the Dai Gohonzon transcribed by 67th High Priest NIKKEN Shonin. It is the 1985 Mandala version, same as the one installed in Los Angeles Myohoji Temple in 1997. The Chief priest assigned to this New York Temple is Vice-President Shinga Takikawa.

That’s actually what I had assumed at first: daigohonzon.

Thanks.
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