Secrets of Happy Retirement Life

大晦日の総持寺大本山

仏殿 (Butsuden)

 

仏殿の祭壇 (The alter in Butsuden)

 

大祖堂 (Daisodou)

 

大祖堂の内部 (The interior of Daisodou)

 

向唐門 (Mukaikaramon)

 

参道 (Approach to the main gate)

 

Tonight there will be a lot of visitors coming through the approach decked with food stalls on both sides, and placing monetary offerings, buying talismans and written oracles.

 

It is our tradition to visit either a temple or a shrine and pray for a good year ahead on New Years. There will be tens of thousands of people visiting this famous Zen temple starting tonight.