The ''Kyoto Jodo sect temple special open house,'' in which Jodo sect temples in Kyoto prefecture open their principal images and temple treasures to the public and give sermons by their chief priests, began on October 1st. This year, the event will return to its original form for the first time in four years following the coronavirus pandemic, and will be held at 59 temples in eight cities and towns.

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