On November 5, 2013, President Ikeda led the Gohonzon enshrinement ceremony at the facility, which he named the “Hall of the Great Vow for Kosen-rufu” three days later. Numerous SGI members have since come from around the world to take part in the special gongyo sessions held there.
1F Kosen Hall
The two most salient features of this room are the calligraphic characters “kosen-rufu,” and Monument to the Great Vow for Kosen-rufu, both of which were penned by Ikeda Sensei in the belief that the advance toward this goal will be eternal and unceasing.
3F Grand Hall of Worship
Gongyo and daimoku for the realization of kosen-rufu are conducted here, a service at which SGI members gather from around the world to take part.
Kosen-mon (nearest to Shinanomachi Station)
The eight columns along the Hall’s facade express supreme appreciation to those who visit the facility, with President Ikeda equating the colonnade with the eight Chinese characters from the Lotus Sutra that read, “you should rise and greet him from afar, showing him the same respect you would a Buddha.”
Sokamon Gate (opposite of the Soka Gakkai Visitors Center) and the Hall’s North Courtyard
Two monuments adorn the plaza on the northern side of the Hall, the first being the “Song of Human Revolution.”The second is a poem that reads, “Though the journey to propagate the Mystic Law is long, let us encourage each other and advance together,” penned by second Soka Gakkai president Josei Toda.
Hall of the Great Vow for Kosen-rufu Front Courtyard
Adjacent to the Hall’s Kosen-mon Gate, the courtyard was dedicated on November 1, 2016. Visitors can enjoy flora that bloom with the seasons as they stop by for a rest or a chat on benches or take commemmorative photographs.
The courtyard is open to the public from 9:00 to 19:00.
About the Facility
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|No resting areas|
|Nursing room available|
|Drinks prohibited (drinking dispensers available on 1st and 3rd floors)|
|Vending machines not provided|
|Public phone not provided|
|Photographs (still and video) are not permitted|
From Tokyo Metro Subway Yotsuya Sanchome Station
To the Soka Gakkai Josei Toda International Center (SGI Headquarters)
Use the No. 1 Exit of Yotsuya Sanchome Station.
Head south on the large street (Gaien Higashi Dori) for 250 meters, walking straight for some 3 minutes.
The Soka Gakkai Josei Toda International Center, or SGI Headquarters, will be on your right.
Directions from the Toda International Center to the Hall of the Great Vow for Kosen-rufu
Go out from the Toda International Center main entrance and turn right, walking straight for some 450 meters or 6 minutes.
As you are walking from the Toda center, you will see the Min-On Culture Center on your right. Continue walking straight.
Cross the large street on the 4th traffic light from the Toda center.
Once you’ve crossed the large street, go down the narrow street like the arrow indicates and keep walking straight.
Once you get to an intersection, you’ll find the Sokamon Gate to the Hall on the right.
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