Festivities at Tajiri Shrine・田後神社当屋行事

2014.11.26 (Wed)


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.




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