Kuyo (put offerings to Buddha, scriptures and priests) (供養)

Kuyo is a translation of the Sanskrit word Puja or Pujana, and refers to making cordial offerings of incense, flowers, tomyo (brightness of a burning lamp), food, and drink.

In Japanese folk beliefs, Kuyo typically refers to a memorial service for the deceased or ancestors, and has come to refer to a service for the deceased in a wider sense apart from Buddhism. Other kinds of Kuyo include Kuyo for animals and Kuyo for utensils other than animals, such as Hari Kuyo (a memorial service for dull and broken needles).

Types of Kuyo

Nishu Kuyo (Kuyo with two elements)
Rikuyo: A service to offer incense, flowers, foods, drinks, and other materials. Hokuyo: A service to bless people by preaching by a monk or other practices.
Sanshu Kuyo (Kuyo with three elements)
Kyo Kuyo (Kuyo by praising and respecting the virtues of Buddha)
Gyo Kuyo (Kuyo by performing a good deed according to the instructions of the Buddha.)
Shiji Kuyo
Food, drinks, clothes, bedclothes, hot water and medicine.
Go Kuyo (Kuyo with five elements) (esoteric Buddhism)
Zuko (the incense applied to a priest's body or Buddha statue), flowers, shoko (to burn incense), food and drinks, and tomyo.
Rokushu Kuyo
Aka (water), zuko, flowers, shoko, food and drinks, and tomyo.
Jisshu Kuyo
Flowers, incense, yoraku (hanging ornament used for Buddhist ceremony), incense powder, zuko, shoko, sogaidoban (canopy and pillar), clothes, gigaku (music played by women), gassho (putting the palms of hands together). And other types.

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