Japan: Tokyo’s Fukagawa Fudo-do

We were fortunate enough to arrive at this Buddhist temple just on 3 pm and be able to watch Goma, a fire ritual performed 5 times a day by monks of the Shingon sect. No photographs of the ritual are permitted. It involved taiko drums, fire and the chanting of Sutras. Very impressive.

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Afterwards we had coffee and tea near the temple grounds where we watched the world go by.

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