On the night of August 26, 2023, a ceremony to offer candles to about 8,000 unmarried Buddhas began at Adashino Nenbutsu-ji Temple in Sagatoriimoto, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto. It was the first time in four years since the spread of the new coronavirus, and worshipers quietly put their hands together in the precincts illuminated by flickering fire.

Articles are excerpts from reports and news in the Kyoto Shimbun. Due to automatic translation, some expressions may not be accurate.