Kyoto's traditional New Year's Eve event, ''Okera Pilgrimage,'' was held on the night of December 31, 2023 at Yasaka Shrine in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City. Even in the occasional rain, worshipers prayed for good health in the new year by catching ''Okerabi'' on a rope.

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