''Midnight Nenbutsu in Gyoki,'' a day of reciting the Nembutsu all night long, began on the night of April 18, 2024 at Chion-in Temple in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City. At the Buddhist hall atop the Sanmon tower, a national treasure, worshipers repeated ''Namu Amidabutsu'' to the sound of mokgyo.

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