Led by Reverend Gengo Akiba, the ceremony will include a purification ritual and chanting of the Buddhist Heart Sutra. After Rev. Akiba begins the bell ringing, participants may take turns ringing the museum's sixteenth-century bronze bell to leave behind the bad experiences, wrong deeds, and ill luck of the old year.
Tickets to ring the bell are distributed at the admission desk.
9:00 am: Bell Ringing for Members, Samsung Hall (museum doors open for members at 9:00 am)
11:00 am: Bell Ringing Ceremony, Samsung Hall
11:00 am–2:00 pm: Art Activity, Education Studios