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Gango-ji Temple in Nara

During the Setsubun celebration at the Gango-ji Temple in Nara, the lighting of the bonfire is a mixture or ceremony and theatre, as scrolls are chanted and the bonfire mound, then the four directions, are addressed with a sword and then bow and arrows before the fire is solemnly lit

Gango-ji Temple in Nara

Gango-ji Temple | 2 Aussie Travellers

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Asukadera Temple, Shingon sect, founded 596 by Soga Umako and called Hokoji Temple. When the capital moved to Nara it was relocated there and renamed Gangoji. Oldest full-scale temple in Japan.

Gango-ji Temple in Nara

Gango-ji Temple | 2 Aussie Travellers

Seven Great Temples of Nara: Gangoji

"Jion Daishi" Founder of the Hosso sect, late Heian period, 11 ct, Yakushi-ji - Yakushiji is one of the seven large temples in Nara (Todaiji, Daianji, Yakushiji, Saidaiji Gangoji, Horyuji and Kofukuji). Yakushiji is the main temple of the Hosso sect, the oldest Buddhist sect in Japan.

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