Soka Gakkai is a Japanese Buddhist religious movement based on the teachings of the 13th-century Japanese priest Nichiren as set into motion by its first three presidents Tsunesaburō Makiguchi, Jōsei Toda and Daisaku Ikeda.
65 years since the Kamata Chapter campaign
The Significance of March 16:
March 16 is a symbolic day for Soka Gakkai and SGI members, commemorating the occasion on March 16, 1958, when Josei Toda, second president of the Soka Gakkai, then in frail health, made an impassioned speech to 6,000 Soka Gakkai youth, entrusting them with the responsibility for the future of the Soka Gakkai and its efforts to contribute to the creation of a peaceful world and promote understanding of the humanistic philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism.
The Establishment of Nichiren Buddhism
April 28 marks the anniversary of the establishment of Nichiren Buddhism on April 28, 1253.
The Japanese Buddhist priest Nichiren first invoked the chant “Nam-myoho-renge-kyo” (literally “I devote myself to the wonderful law of the Lotus Sutra”) on April 28, 1253, at Seichoji Temple in what is today Chiba Prefecture, where he had first studied Buddhism as a young boy.
August 24, 2017
70 years since SGI President Ikeda received the Gohonzon
September 8, 2017
60 years since second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda’s Declaration for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons
• 60 years since achieving the goal of having the Gohonzon in 750,000 households in Japan
• 55 years since achieving the goal of having the Gohonzon in 3 million households in Japan
January 2, 2018
90th birthday of SGI President Ikeda
November 18, 2018
5th anniversary of the opening of the Hall of the Great Vow for Kosen-rufu