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Repenting the sins of the previous year and praying for good fortune in the new year: Shusho-e

January 1- 14

At Yajushi-ji Temple, the Shusho-e New Year’s ceremony in which sins of the previous year are repented and prayers are offered for peace of the nation, bountiful harvests, and good fortune in the new year is performed over a 14-day period beginning on January 1. The Kichijo Keka Hoyo (mass of repentance) is solemnly performed for Kichijoten, the Temple’s principal enshrined deity. In addition, a painting of Kichijoten dating from the Nara Period (710–784) designated as a National Treasure is worshipped as the temple’s principal treasure on January 1-3, and a painting of Kichijoten from the Heisei Period (1989-2019) is worshipped as the temple’s principal treasure on January 4-15. (Photo provided by Yakushi-ji Temple)

Basic Information

Address 457, Nshinokyo-cho, Nara
Access 18 minutes by bus from JR Nara and Kintetsu Nara Stations. Immediately in front of "Yakushi-ji" bus stop. Immediately in front of Kintetsu Nishi-no-Kyo Station.
Inquiries +81-742-33-6001
Website Yakushi-ji Temple Official Websitehttp://nara-yakushiji.com

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Nearby Locations

Yakushi-ji Temple

457, Nshinokyo-cho, Naracity

Saidai-ji Temple

1-1-5 Saidai-ji Shiba-cho, Nara 631-0825

Toshodai-ji Temple

13-46 Gojo-cho, Nara 630-8032

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