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2019.12.16 Update

Osusuharai (Sweeping Soot off at the End of the Year)

Osusuharai in the Founder’s Hall and the Amida Hall at Higashi Honganji is held on 20th December. This traditional event has been held over 500 years since the time of Rennyo Shōnin.
In this year, over 100 people from around the country will participate this event. They will stand side by side in the hall and beat tatami mats with bamboo sticks all together. Then, they will fan soot and dust stirred up out of the hall with a large paper fan. After that, they will sweep tatami mats with broom and wipe with a cloth.
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