Beginning to make Homa tags for the New Year at Naritasan Shinshoji Temple Chiba September 11th 13:10 k10012612591_202009111225_202009111226.mp4 In order to prevent the spread of the Corona Virus virus, San will avoid worshiping the day as much as possible at the beginning of next year’s New Year. At Naritasan Shinshoji Temple in Chiba Prefecture, which has decided to call for “worship,” the making of Homa tags has begun on the 11th, hoping for family safety and prosperous business. Naritasan Shinshoji Temple, where 3 million people visit the shrine every year on the third day of the New Year, says that it is necessary to take measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, and next year the crowded San will be asked to avoid the first shrine visit as much as possible. I decided to call for “distributed worship.”
At Shinshoji Temple, from the 11th, we started making goma tags to wish for family safety and prosperous business for the new year.
Monks and others who gathered in the hall wearing masks carefully wrote the Buddhist script representing Fudo Myo on a white wooden tag and wrapped it in paper with a talisman of the temple.
At Shinshoji Temple, we will ask worshipers to take sufficient intervals and thoroughly disinfect with alcohol at the first visit next year.
Teruki Teraguchi, a priest of Shinshoji Temple, said, “The world is in a difficult situation due to the corona sickness, but I want to write each character one by one, hoping for the end as soon as possible.”