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.
|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|
|Price Details||Joya no Kane: 100 yen (includes gomagi, ritual wooden sticks for burning; first-come, first-served)|
|Contact||Yagotosan Koshoji Temple|
|Access||3-minute walk from Exit 1 of Yagoto Station on the Tsurumai and Meijo subway lines|
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