All the followers of Nichiren Buddhism temples celebrate this date, and because Ikegami Honmonji is where Priest Nichiren died, it is the most important and largest Oeshiki in Japan.
About 2km long from Ikegami Station to Ikegami Honmonji, many temples with Mando, Sweeping Sakura Lantern Tower, march to the temple.
-Mando, the Sweeping Sakura Lantern Tower-
When Priest Nichiren passed away, the Sweeping Sakura at the temple that is called Oeshiki bloom beautifully. After that, people take this story and becomes the symbol of Oeshiki festival.