Joyano kane

Joya no kane refers to the bell that is rung at a temple on the night of New Year’s Eve. The word joya literally means “New Year’s Eve night”.
Why is the Bell Rung 108 Times?The bell is usually rung a total of 107 times on the eve of the new year, and once more just as it hits New Year’s Day, making it a total of 108 times. The number is supposed to be representative of the worldly desires(*1) that a person experiences throughout the course of their entire life. There are said to be a total of 108 of these worldly desires.

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