YouTube”Todaiji Official Channel”Video release

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection, visiting of Shuni-e rite at Nigatsu-do hall was restricted from March 12 to 14th, 2021. Instead, world-renowned film director Naomi Kawase filmed the Otaimatsu torch and the ritual in the hall, which was broadcast live on the YouTube Todaiji Temple official channel. This archived video can be watched on the same channel from here.