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Celebrating the birthday of Gautama Buddha: Bussho-e/Todai-ji Temple

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.

Basic Information

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.
Inquiries +81-742-22-5511
Website Todai-ji Temple Official Websitehttp://www.todaiji.or.jp

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Area Information

Nearby Locations

Mount Kasuga Primeval Forest

Kasugano-cho, Nara

Nara National Museum

50 Noborioji-cho, Nara 630-8213

Nara Prefectural Museum of Art

10-6 Noborioji-cho, Nara 630-8213

Todai-ji Temple

406-1 Zoshichou, Nara City 630-8587

Nearby Accommodation

Daibutsukan

奈良市高畑町250

Noborioji Hotel Nara

40-1 Noborioji-cho, Nara-city, Nara

Hotel Obana

〒630-8301 奈良市高畑町1110