Traditional Japanese New Year at Zōjōji Temple

On the first day of the new year, the Japanese tradition of Joya no Kane (New Year’s bell) dictates that the large bells inside Buddhist temples are struck 108 times. The number 108 represents the number of bonnou (earthly desires of man) that bring suffering. The ringing of the bells gets rid of evil spirits, allowing you to welcome the new year with a clean spirit.

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Date

Jan 01 2019

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00:00

Cost

Free

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Event Website
Zōjōji Temple

Location

Zōjōji Temple
4-7-35 Shibakoen, Minato-ku

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