Atsuta-jingu Shrine Toka Shinji Shinto rites  January 11

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Atsuta-jIngu Shrine Toka Shinji Shinto rites

Toka Shinji Shinto rites is performed on January 11 every year. The purpose is Shinto rites which prays for warding off calamities and good luck charm by calming the spirit of a departed person which dwells in the ground. From the Nara period (710-794) , it is carried out by the Imperial Court, and continued till the present. Beiju(the Emperor's attendant) sings a song and bugaku dancers perform dancings which are called Uzue-no-mai,Ogino-mai. After dancing finishes, in accordance with Shomon(imperial decree), a Shinto priest who played the role of Kokojyaku sounds Furi-tsuzumi(the handles of den-den drums) . Each visitor hears the sound and divines destiny of the year. This Shinto rites is also called "Ararebashiri" and "Oberobero Matsuri Festival."

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