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Yagotosan Koshoji Temple's Joya no Kane
(The Tolling Bell Ceremony on New Year's Eve)

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  • Yagotosan Koshoji Temple's Joya no Kane (The Tolling Bell Ceremony on New Year's Eve)

One of the biggest Buddhist ceremonies at the end of the year is Joya no Kane, or the tolling of temple bells around midnight on New Year's Eve.
According to Buddhist beliefs, it is customary to ring the bell 108 times as this number corresponds to the number of evil desires that we suffer from on earth. Ringing the bell 108 times rids us of our evil passions, and purifies us for the upcoming year. Yagotosan Koshoji Temple partakes in this ceremony and allow people to watch or actually participate in ringing the bell.

*Bell tolling carried out by Yagotosan Koshoji Temple monks only in 2021.

Yagotosan Koshoji Temple

Yagotosan Koshoji Temple

Yagotosan Koshoji Temple is a Shingon Sect temple in Nagoya City. It was built in 1688 by Buddhist priest Tenzui Ensho, who received Kukai's five-pronged vajra. It became known as a place of worship for the Owari Tokugawa family after the second lord of the clan, Tokugawa Mitsutomo, began devoting himself to the priest's teachings. Also called Owari Koya, it became a place of learning and training, as well as an object of worship for many people.
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Schedule Dec 31,2020 ~ Jan 1,2021
Time 11:00 PM New Year's Eve-12:00 AM New Year's Day
Venue Yagotosan Koshoji Temple
Cost Varies
Price Details Joya no Kane: 100 yen (includes gomagi, ritual wooden sticks for burning; first-come, first-served)
Contact Yagotosan Koshoji Temple
TEL 052-832-2801
Access 3-minute walk from Exit 1 of Yagoto Station on the Tsurumai and Meijo subway lines

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