Celebrating the new year in the Japanese Buddhist tradition

Adela Uchida reports from near UH in our Hometown Live report
January 1, 2014 4:20:08 PM PST
The congregation of Myoken-Ji Buddhist temple celebrates Oshogatsu - New Year - in the Japanese Buddhist tradition.

With prayers and ceremony, the small group of faithful met today near UH to ring in the New Year to ask for blessings in 2014, the Year of the Horse.

Unlike China or Vietnam, Japan celebrates the New Year on January 1, on the Gregorian calendar, a tradition that began in 1873, under Emperor Meiji's modernization efforts.

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