Toward the New Year, the chief priests of the temple also worked hard at general cleaning such as the care for principal idol and Japanese garden.
I thank all of you that I was able to guide with Japanese and the foreign guest, the charm in the around old historic temples of Kyoto, Nara in this year.
I will pray heartily for good health and the happiness of all of you in the next year.
I wish you a Happy New Year.
Nobuaki Nagata as Nobusan
Today is finally the last day of the year. "New Year's Eve bells" sound in the town of Kyoto. Gassho.
*New Year's Eve bells
Bells in Buddhist temples throughout Japan are rung 108 times to announce the passing of the old year and the coming of the new one.