Sunday, January 11, 2009



On 31st Dec, we call the day "Omisoka", buddhist temples ring their bells 108times, on midnight. This bell rings are called "Joya no Kane." Each bell rings represent 108 elements of "bonno", defilements, which is said people have in their mind. The bells are rung to repent 108 of the "bonno."
We went to the temples with our guests on the 31st Dec, and rung these bells together! Even for Japanese, it was actually the first time for most of our staffs to ring this special bell! It was very nice that we can experience these Japanese culture together with the foreign backpackers!

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