Located in the mountains to the south of the central Nara area, Hase-dera is a huge but quiet temple.
Many temples conduct special ceremonies or rituals typically during the first seven days of January to celebrate the coming of the New Year and pray for peace of the world. Hase-dera is not an exception.
New Year’s ritual using fire
Photos taken on January 1, 2020.
Address: 731-1 Hase, Sakurai, Nara
Official website (English)