The Altar

Fruit or other non-animal foods can be offered to the Gohonzon.  When offering food, we ring the bell three times, place our palms together and chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo three times as a gesture of gratitude and appreciation.

The food may be consumed after it has been offered to the Gohonzon.  Cooked food, such as rice, is sometimes offered on special occasions, such as New Year’s Day.