Japanese New Year's Bell-Ringing Ceremony

Asian Art Museum

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As in past observances, a 2100-pound, sixteenth-century Japanese bronze bell-originally from a temple in Tajima province in Japan, now part of the museum's collection-will be used. Led by Reverend Gengo Akiba with opening remarks about the Japanese New Year by Yoshie Akiba. The ceremony will include a purification ritual and chanting of the Buddhist Heart Sutra. Reverend Akiba will begin the bell ringing, and then participants may take their turns ringing the museum's sixteenth-century bronze bell to leave behind the bad experiences, wrong deeds, and ill luck of the old year.
  • Event Category Indoor Fun, Holiday Events, Art Museums
  • Event Cost Under $20
    Included with admission: Adults $12, Seniors (65+) $8, College Students with ID $7, Children 13-17 $7, Children 12 and under Free
  • Event Ages All

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Asian Art Museum

200 Larkin Street (between Fulton and McAllister Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94102

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(415) 581-3500

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