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Main Annual Rites were Served

shinkosai2014.jpgMain Annual Rites were served from 14th to 16th September.

On 15th, about 200 people attended Reitai-sai, the Main Annual Rite, which is the most important ritual for the shrine. The procession after Reitai-sai, the three portable shrines were carried in front of the 2nd Torii gate by local worshippers, and 8 local girls dedicated the dance called Yaotomeno-mai.

240916yabusame.JPGOn 16th, Yabusame, horse-riding archery, was performed by archers of Ogasawara School. About 27,000 people gathered to see this grand ritual. The archers on galloping horses demonstrated remarkable skill and attracted the audience.

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