Omizutori is a Japanese Buddhist festival held annually at the Todai-ji Temple in Nara. It is held in early March and is a significant event for the temple’s Hond? and its local community. The main highlight of the festival is the “mizutori” or “drawing of water,” which involves priests carrying sacred water from the temple’s well to the main hall.

The event symbolizes the purification of the soul and body and is accompanied by chanting, rituals, and other traditional ceremonies. The festival also features a procession of lanterns, food stalls, and other festivities that attract large crowds of visitors and locals alike.

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