The year-end event ''Takuhatsu Kangyō(meaning of The practice of giving alms during the cold season)'' at Sanzen-in Temple in Ohara, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, was held throughout the Ohara area on December 17, 2023. As the weather became more than 10 degrees colder than the previous day, monks tolled bells and went around the village praying for the safety of their families.

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