Hi! I'm Miyuki, a Japanese woman from Osaka, Japan. This blog is mainly about the introduction of places, events, and various stuff in southern part of Osaka City, Osaka, Kansai, and Japan

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カテゴリ:Sumiyoshi Shrine( 60 )

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The rice field in Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine.
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It’s for ritual, not for selling.
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The time for reaping is obviously over. The harvest ritual, Niiname-sai is on November 23. It’s a good place for sparrows to find food now.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-10-25 23:10 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)
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On the first day of March, 2011, I introduced the waterfall, “Misogi no Taki” in Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine on this blog. http://indigo05.exblog.jp/14342519
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At that time, I heard the water system there was under the construction.
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I was hoping that the construction was over, and on the day after the typhoon, I expected the existence of water at the waterfall.

The weather got very clear, dry, and beautiful after the Typhoon Roke.
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Look. There is no water. Even a drop.
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What I saw around there was a cat
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and ducks.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-09-25 23:50 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)
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Last year, the parade was taken place on Sunday, but this year, the 1st day of August is Monday.
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I could not see the parade, but I dropped by Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine and got to see the waiting area for the parade participants.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-08-01 19:10 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)
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Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine is grown organically. “Aigamo” is the kind of duck, which eats weeds and worms, so toxic chemicals are not to be used.
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The rice in If you’re lucky, you can see these aigamo ducks.


Dinner Time!
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Summer Festival at Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine: July 30 through August 1
The parade is taken place from Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine to Sakai City, crossing the Yamato River, on August 1.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-07-30 14:59 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)
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Shirayuki, the deity’s horse is usually taken care of at the place surrounded by nature, but during the festival seasons, he is in Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-07-24 23:08 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)
Yasunari Kawabata (1899~1972), a Nobel Prize of Literature winner in 1968, was born in Osaka City.

He wrote a short story “Soribashi”. “Soribashi” is the name of the bridge.

The bridge is this:
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It is the name of the red bridge in Sumiyoshi Grand Shine.

Many people call this bridge “Taikobashi”, but the real name is “Soribashi.
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There is a monument of his story beside the pond.
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It says, “It is easier to go up Soribashi than to go down. I was being held in my mother’s arms.”
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-06-30 19:51 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)
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After the rice is planted at the rice planting ritual, it is grown organically.
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For example, by using ducks.
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But not these ducks…. Maybe not.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-06-26 23:57 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)

Rice Planting Ritual, 2011

There was rice planting ritual at Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine today. It is held on June 14th every year.

Unfortunately, I had only 5 minutes that I could stay for today.

There were a lot of people.
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I could see nothing.


However, I can show you what was going on inside.
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Not the picture of last year’s.
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Well, I happened to see the rehearsal yesterday.
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If there are no people, it will be like this.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-06-14 18:12 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)

The oldest library in Oska

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In Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine, there is the old library in Osaka.
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It was built in 1723, and the books dedicated by booksellers had been stored until 1873.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-06-01 20:24 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)
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Last week, people were plowing the rice field of the deity.
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Today, it is almost ready for the Rice Planting Festival, Otaue Matsuri.
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In Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine, the Rice Planting Festival is held on June 14, from 1 p.m. every year.


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by berry-raspberry | 2011-05-26 17:44 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)