The shrine for the Creator
The construction of the shrine, Motosu Hikari Ōkamu no Miya (also referred to as Suza) was completed in 1984, under the guidance of the second oshienushi, Keishu Okada, who succeeded to the missions of the founder, Kōtama Okada, including his mission to build Suza. Suza is a holy place of contact between the Creator and human beings and a base for bringing the Light to the world. Everyone is welcome to visit the shrine, regardless of their religious beliefs, faith, ethnicity, or nationality.
■HOURS: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
*The World Shrine is closed to the public on days when there are private events. Please call in advance to confirm opening hours.
ADDRESS: 2-596-1 Kamiokamoto-machi, Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan.
CONTACT: Sukyo Mahikari Headquarters TEL (81) 577-34-7008
The shrine for the founder—the axis of a spiritual network
Inaugurated in the foothills of Mount Kurai in 1992, Hikaru Shinden is the shrine for the founder, Kōtama Okada. The design is based on a shrine in Tikal, one of the major sites of Mayan civilization. The shrine is symbolic of a coming heaven-like civilization and an expression of gratitude and reverence toward the founder.
A dynamic museum exhibiting the virtues of the founder
Hikaru Museum was opened in 1999 based on the noble tenet proclaimed by the founder, "The origin of the earth is one, the origin of the universe is one, the origin of humankind is one, and the origin of all religions is one." The museum aims to protect and promote local culture as well as foster international exchange and understanding of ancient civilizations. The museum widely showcases exhibitions of historical records and works of art. The museum's design incorporates parks and green spaces to harmonize with its natural surrounding landscape.
■HOURS: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (4:00 PM last admission)
*Closed every Wednesday except during public holidays. Closed during the winter (December to February).
ADDRESS: 175 Nakayama-machi, Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan.
CONTACT: http://h-am.jp TEL (81) 577-33-5881
Nurturing leaders for the future
The founder, Kōtama Okada, invested especial effort and care into youth education in order to nurture young leaders for the future. As a manifestation of the founder's will, in 2002, the Youth Center was established as a training facility to nurture the youth. With the aim of nurturing spiritual leaders for the future, Mahikari Youth Group members and young people gather at the Youth Center from across the world to participate in training of their spirit.
The Hikaru Art Gallery is located in the heart of Takayama City in the Showa-cho area, near the west entrance of Takayama station. The gallery functions as an information center for the Hikaru Museum and is host to a wide range of small-scale exhibitions from a variety of artistic genres. It is open to the public free of charge. Please feel free to visit the gallery.
■For more details, please see the official website of the Hikaru Museum: http://h-am.jp/annaisho/index.html
■HOURS: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
*Closed every Wednesday. Open during public holidays, before ceremonies, and during the Takayama Festival.
ADDRESS: 2-105 Showa-machi, Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan.
CONTACT: TEL (81) 577-33-5881
We believe that humanity has a responsibility to live in harmony and co-prosperity with nature. Sukyo Mahikari aims to pioneer an environmental revolution and promote the development of sustainable societies centered on renewable energy. In order to achieve this, we are undertaking a range of eco-friendly activities and strategies regarding energy conservation. One example of how we are striving to reduce our ecological footprint on the earth is our construction of small-scale hydroelectric power plants in the Morimo forested area of Kiyomicho, Takayama City, Japan.
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