If you are in Kyoto now (December 13th – 31st 2016), why not experience Buddhism by listening to a Buddhist chant at Rokuhara Mitsuji Temple in Kyoto.
This prayer, called Kuya Yuyaku Nenbutsu (Kuya is the name of one of the most respected Buddhism preachers), also known as Kakure Nenbutsu (Hidden Buddhism Chant) has been passed down from generation to generation for about 800 years. For a period of time this Buddhism chant was banned, but the tradition here at Rokuhara Mitsuji survived by changing its words creatively and always being ready to flee, so that the people praying would not be captured.
The chant starts at around 16:00 and ends 30 mins after it starts. Note that the final day (31st) is not open to public.
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