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

by berry-raspberry

Rice Planting Festival 2010 #2

It was amazing. The Rice Planting Festival of Sumiyoshi Shrine was incredible. Local people say this is a festival, but actually, it is a religious ritual. It is sacred. Now I am very proud of my hometown because this ritual has been inherited by our ancestors for about 1800 years, although the form of the ritual is not necessarily the same

The ritual started at 1:00 and ended at 4:00 p.m. I got there about 2:00 and left at around 3:20.

Here are video clips from the Rice Planting Festival:

8 women’s dancing:

A sacred ox that finished helping plow is marching around:

Dance Dedication by a woman:

A samurai is marching:

More samurais are marching:

Kids soldiers, Genji and Heishi are going to fight:

Kids soldiers are fighting:

Rice Planting Dancing:

by berry-raspberry | 2010-06-15 18:05 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)