Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City) and Enryakuji Temple (Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture), the head temple of the Tendai sect of Buddhism, recently held the ``Kitano Goryoe'' ceremony at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. Shinto priests and monks transcended religion and prayed for peace in the world and an end to the coronavirus pandemic.

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