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Festivities at Tajiri Shrine・田後神社当屋行事

2014.11.26 (Wed)

田後神社当屋行事

It is said that in 1450, a deity from Izumo’s Yaegaki Shrine came to reside in Yurihama’s Tajiri Shrine on November 1st (according to Japan’s old lunar calendar). Since then, for over 500 years, the nearby villagers have presented the new grain for the upcoming year to the deity to ask for a bountiful harvest. Many worshipers gather and enjoy the festivities, which include eating the miya no meshi, which is said to bring blessings of sound health to whoever eats it.

 

田後神社は、1450(宝徳2)年に、出雲の八重垣神社の御分霊を勧請(かんじょう)したものです。当屋行事は旧暦の11月1日に行なわれ、その年の新穀を神に献上し、来る年の豊作を祈願する神事で500年余りにわたって継承されています。「宮の飯」をいただくと無病息災のご利益があると言われ、当日は多くの参拝者でにぎわいます。

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