Historical Landmarks in Nichiren Shoshu
Taiseki-ji is the head temple of Nichiren Shoshu. Its expansive, beautifully landscaped grounds rest beside majestic Mount Fuji. Taiseki-ji preserves more than 700 years of history and is the source for over 700 branch temples spread across the globe.
Taiseki-ji is where the Dai-Gohonzon is enshrined and where the successive High Priests teach disciples and believers the orthodox practice of Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism. Taiseki-ji is also the pilgrimage center and focus of faith for all believers.
Head Temple: Five Story Pagoda
The Five-Story Pagoda indicates the five characters of Myoho-Renge-Kyo and the five elements, which are the substance of life and the universe itself. The Gohonzon is enshrined in the center of the pagoda, indicating that the core of one’s life and the Law are the same as Nichiren Daishonin’s life, or the true entity of the Law, Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo.