Important ritual at Suo Kokubuji Temple

Monks walk on smoldering charcoals

Every year on the first Saturday of December, the ritual is held to commemorate the blessings of Buddha Yakushi (Buddha with medicinal power). The highlight of the event is walking by naked foot on smoldering charcoals which are used for prayer. It is believed that the walkers can be blessed with good health by participating in this ritual.


ADDRESS:2-67, Kobuji-cho, Hofu, Yamaguchi Prefecture