Yesterday morning I was fortunate enough to attend the Hanamatsuri ceremony at the Cleveland Buddhist Temple. Such a lovely ceremony that is in celebration of the Buddha's birth. I was fortunate enough to be allowed to take photos of the altar, which was stunningly decorated with daisies and irises. I paid my respect to Buddha by bowing and pouring sweet tea over the small statue enclosed in the lovely shrine, which is temporary and only used at this time of year.
For more information on this day, you can read up on it on this website containing information on Shin Buddhism.
I can't post any of the photos from inside the Temple, as they are for Temple use, but once they are up on the Temple's Facebook Fan Page I will be sure to post the link. :)