On January 8, 2024, the Shingon sect's highest esoteric Buddhist ritual, ''Goshichinichi Mishiho,'' which prays for the peace and security of the country, began at Toji Temple (Kio Gokokuji Temple) in Minami Ward, Kyoto City. High-ranking priests from various sects will hold a seven-day memorial service in hopes of bringing an end to the Noto Peninsula earthquake.

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