On December 20, 2023, the year-end ''Susuharai'' (meaning ''big cleaning'') was held at Nishi Honganji Temple and Higashi Honganji Temple in Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City. Devotees and monks used bamboo sticks to knock out the dust that had accumulated on the tatami mats of Miei-do and Amida-do halls in preparation for the New Year.

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