On December 13, 2023, the annual year-end ''Susuharai(Meaning of cleaning to remove soot)'' was held at Manpukuji Temple, the head temple of the Obaku sect in Gokasho, Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture. The monks cleaned the dirt that had piled up on Buddhist statues and buildings and prepared for the arrival of Spring.

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