The Statement of Establishment
Hon-in-myou Daihonzon by Nichiren Daishounin
Inscribed on the reverse side of the
右本尊 者 釈迦諸佛出世 之 本懐也
然間 万年 救護 為之留
可奉懸 本門寺 本堂
The establishment of this Hon-in-myou
This Honzon is the true intent of
Shaka and other Buddhas,
and the reason for their advent in the world.
It's real ! It's real !
This One Great Secret is retained [in the world] for the sole purpose of
saving and protecting throughout ten thousand years.
When the Sovereign adopts this Law,
This [Honzon] is to be enshrined in the Main Hall of
The twelfth day of the tenth month, in the second year of Koan,
cyclical sign tsuchinoto-u.
By decree of Nichiren ( Signature & Seal )
The term "Mannen
Kugo Daihonzon" (万年 救護
originate from this inscription on the Hon-in-myou Daihonzon.
Mannen = 10,000 years. Kugo = save and protect. The Mannen Kugo
Daihonzon is in fact the Hon-in-myou Daihonzon itself.
2. Honmonji means Temple of the Essential Teachings. The Hon-in-myou
Daihonzon is the Essential Teaching enshrined at Fujisan Honmonji Honmon Shoshu.
In Chapter 16 of the Lotus Sutra, the Hon-in-myou Daihonzon is known as the
3. The twelfth day of the tenth month, in the second year of Koan =
October 12th 1279.
4. Cyclical sign tsuchinoto-u = The year of the earth rabbit
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