On December 27, 2023, just before New Year's Eve, a trial of the New Year's Eve bell was held at Chion-in Temple, the head temple of the Jodo sect in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City. As 17 monks pounded the shumoku vigorously, the deep tones of the temple bell echoed through the cold winter sky.

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