It is a ceremony to ward off the evils. They say that evil spirits also live in Gyudmed.
They pray for the religious connection with the deity of the longevity, and they hope helping the people in the world.
Mr. Hiraoka visits this place annually, and hands the offerings to each monk as a part of donation. To indicate the attitude on his offering, he politely bows to each monk.
A ceremony in which the apprentices have accomplished the basic curriculum. It authorizes them as genuine monks.