|Budget Amount *help
¥1,500,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,500,000)
Fiscal Year 1993: ¥300,000 (Direct Cost: ¥300,000)
Fiscal Year 1992: ¥1,200,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,200,000)
This research examined the transition of Yakushi-ji's ceremonies and the relation to other Nara Buddhism or Esoteric Buddhism, analyzed the notation of "Hosso-shu Sanji Kaju"(recitation for prayr three times a day used in the Hosso sect), issued in 1904, and compared it with the shomyo notation of other tempels or sects, Horyu-ji, Todai-ji, and the both sects of Tendai and Shingon.
Old traditional ritual style has been more preserved in ceremonies for training monks themselves, Shuni-e and Jion-ne, but other ceremonies praying for people benefit or deceased has been relatively transformed or simplified. It is clarified that the notation of shomyo pieces, like "Bai" or "Sange", is in common with that of other sects, and shomyo for ceremonies held by each temple, like keka, makes a difference each other.
Yakushi-ji has very few documents concerned shomyo records, therefore researches into Yakushi-ji shomyo require the documents of other temples related with the Hosso sect.