The stage was prepared in the foreground of the temple.
It seemed one of the most important to understanding the meaning of this ritual.
This ritual is said as a reenacting scene of Buddha’s teaching when he was alive.
The most important part in the stage seemed the drawing of Shaka which was hung in the front of the stage. It was as high as two story building.
The sky was covered with white curtains to make the shadow for performing the ritual.
Various colors and types of the banners were hung around the stage and here and there.
And the stage properties were ready for the performance.
What attracted my attention was 12 animals representing 12 years in the oriental society.
I was wondered what these animals had meaning in this ritual and Buddhism.
Anyway, in oriental culture those 12 animals have very important meaning in daily life.
Below are the photos of Buddha and some of animals
People were still busy to preparing for the ritual.