Susuharai: Year-end Eventin Kyoto the-japan-news.com

posted by  Yubi | 11 months, 3 weeks ago in Gaijin

Monks and laypeople beat tatami mats with bamboo slats during year-end cleaning called “susuharai” at the Nishi Honganji temple in Kyoto on Wednesday. They stir up the dust accumulated throughout this year and blow it away using paper fans. About 700 people participated in the event to mark the end of the year at the temple. About 120 people took part in susuharai at the neighboring Higashi Honganji temple.Speech