Gardena Buddhist Church held its traditional New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day events in-person for the first time since the pandemic. Following the Joya-E service on Dec. 31, several members braved the wind and rain to participate in the ringing of the temple bell (bonsho). The Shusho-E service followed on the morning of Jan. 1. (J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo)

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