Atsuta Shrine Hosha Shinji Shinto rites January 15

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Toka Shinji January 11
Hosha Shinji January 15
Kinen-sai March 17
Bugaku May 1
Eyoudo Shinji May 4
Shinyotogyo Shinji May 5
Atsuta Shrine Festival June 5

The summary of Hosha Shinji Shinto rites

KO-negi(primary priest) distributes Kuitsumi(The dish of New Year's greetings) to Shinto priests in front of the big target, and offers Miki(sacred sake). An arrow is shot towards the sky,the ground and the big target after exorcism rite. Among the people, Hosha Shinji Shinto rites is called "Omato." This divine work is religious services which prays for a good harvest and warding off calamities.A character called 鬼 (Oni) is written to the reverse side of the big target, and the diameter is 1.8m.3 sets of Shinto priests who construct two persons shoot an arrow in order. The last two arrows are shot simultaneously. It is believed that Chigi wood attached in the center of the big target is effective in charm against misfortunes. If the last arrow is shot, visitors to the shrine will run with might and main, in order to take Chigi wood.

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    Atsuta Shrine Hosha Shinji Shinto rites

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    Atsuta Shrine Hosha Shinji Shinto rites

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    Atsuta Shrine Hosha Shinji Shinto rites

  • Atsuta Shrine Hosha Shinji Shinto rites

    Atsuta Shrine Hosha Shinji Shinto rites

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