*As of February 2023, this ceremony has accomplished its mission and will be discontinued. Our deepest gratitude goes to all the participants over the years, throughout Japan and the world.
In the months of February, March, April, June, October, and December, when no special ceremony is taking place, more than 2,000 people make the journey to Fuji Sanctuary to pray for peace in each country and region on earth and to anchor a ray of the ultimate universal light. These ceremonies are open to anyone who wishes to join in praying for peace.
As nearly 200 flag bearers present the national flags one by one on stage, participants offer a prayer that combines the IN (mudra) of Jinrui Soku Kami Nari with the word ‘peace’ in each nation’s official language(s). The ceremony unfolds like a dance of colorful flags, with the light-filled vibrations of people’s prayers sent out to each country and region.
Following the prayers for peace, Byakko Chairperson Masami Saionji guides participants in bringing down a ray of universal light. Regarding this activity, Mrs. Saionji has remarked: The sunlight reaches the earth, but the ultimate universal light is something that never reaches the surface of the earth. Gathered here, you bear the mission of introducing this light to the earth. This light descends because of your existence.
This universal light and the energy that is generated during these ceremonies reaches anyone who is actively praying for world peace on the same day. If you cannot be present at Fuji Sanctuary, we always invite you to join in through prayer, meditation, rituals, songs, or in any way you wish. In many parts of the world, people come together to pray for peace in connection with Fuji Sanctuary.
Please contact us to find out more about these local gatherings, and consult the Events to find out which days the ceremonies are being held on. The ceremony starts at 11 am Japan time and lasts for about two hours.