A memorial service of the late emperor Konin (709-781). The emperor Konin was called Shirakabe-ou before he came to the throne. He occasionally visited this temple for prayer and enjoyed the poetic atmosphere in the bamboo forest with warmed sake tasting. He lived in good condition and ascended the throne when he was 62 years old. While he was on the throne, he sincerely wished for world peace and the well-being of all the people, especially for people who suffered with severe illness. Beginning with this historical event, the festival to confine illness with sake in a bamboo cup expanded to seal all kinds of severe illnesses, such as cancer. On that day, from the early morning at the precincts of the temple, warmed sake in a bamboo cup is served and prayers for confining cancer are offered. During the festival, many people visit the temple and the precincts are covered with warmed bamboo sake fragrance and enthusiastic prayers all day long.

Take a bus at Kintetsu-Nara station or JR-Nara station for Daianji or Sharp-mae or Shiratsuchi-cho. Get off at Daianji bus stop. About ten minutes walk from there.

Opening Time
9 am - 5 pm, everyday

The fete day
The second Sunday of every month is the fete day.
- Sutra copying workshop starts at 10 am.
Goma Kigan (Lighting a holy fire for invocation) starts at 1 pm.
The sermon is preached after Goma Kigan
- Buddhist picture copying workshop starts at 10 am.

Special Exhibition
- The Eleven-Headed Kannon (main image): October 1 - November 30
- The Bato Kannon (secret statue): March 1 - 31

The temple of cancer-containment
The temple number thirteen of the Yamato thirteen temple pilgrimage route

2-18-1 Daiannji Nara-city
Tel: 0742-61-6312
Fax: 0742-61-0473