Japanese buddhist temples start ringing their bells called "Jyoya-no-Kane" 108 times late on New Year's Eve and continue into the early hours of New Year's Day. The day of New Year's Eve is called "Jyoya" in Japanese, so the bell is called "Jyoya-no-Kane".In Buddhism, the number of earthly desires, "bonnou" is believed "108". It is said that each bell sound erases one of our 108 earthly desires.
Also, on January 1st, many people get together at the buddhist temples and toss in the offering, give the bell a ring to make a wish for their New Year.
In this episode, you can feel the real Japanese New Year's Eve in one hour. It's been specially recorded in Shibamata Taishakuten Daikyoji Temple, a famous temple in Tokyo.