Thursday, April 29, 2010


There are many religiuos festival celebrated in Japan every year and some of them are celebrated in very unique ways. One of them is the Daikokutoe festival.

Daikokutoe is an ancient festival celebrated in Kamakura City , Japan. The festival is celebrated on the February 11 every year. During the ceremony Buddhist monks who have completed one hundred days of severe ascetic training will stand in the cold wind at the water basin within the precincts of Chosho-ji temple and pour cold water all over their bodies while chanting sutras to pray for world peace and human happiness.