An esoteric ritual at Manpukuji
The strange sutra chanting and other peculiarities of esoteric rituals during New Year's Eve ceremony at the impressive Manpukuji, headquarters of the Obaku school of zen buddhism in Uji, south of Kyoto, can be explained at the light of this temple's Chinese origins. This short (but growing) set of photos will give you a slight idea. As usual, try first the slideshow.
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