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Oharae (Major Purification) was held

On 30th June, Oharae (Major Purification) Ritual was held at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu.

Fortunately it was not get rain on that day, and more than 3000 people joined and participated the Purification Ritual with priests. They prayed for purifying themselves and good health for the next half year. At the end of ritual, they passed through the big thatched ring called “Chinowa (茅の輪).

 

Priests and people read the prayer together
Priests and people read the prayer together
People passed through the ring three times 
led by the priest
People passed through the ring three times led by the priest

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