April 8, every year
On the anniversary of the birth of Gautama Buddha, a ceremony called Bussho-e is held at Todai-ji Temple to celebrate his birth. A small mido hall decorated with flowers is erected in front of the Daibutsu-den (Great Buddha Hall); a statue of baby Buddha is enshrined in the mido and a Buddhist mass is conducted. Visitors up until 14:00 may bathe the statue with sweet tea, cups of which are also handed out for everyone to enjoy.
|Address||406-1 Zoshichou, Nara City 630-8587|
|Access||7 minutes on the city loop bus from JR Nara and Kintetsu Nara Stations. 5 minute walk from "Daibutsu-den Kasuga Taisha-mae" bus stop.|
|Website||Todai-ji Temple Official Websitehttp://www.todaiji.or.jp|
Mount Kasuga Primeval Forest