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"Susu-harai-shiki" Took Place on 13th

On 13th December, “Susu-harai-shiki” took place in Tsurugaoka Hachimangu.

“Susu-harai” means dusting-off, and is conducted to welcome the New Year’s kami (the Japanese word for Shinto deities) with a clean house. It also marks the start of all the preparations for the New Year.

In Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, all the Shinto priests and shrine maidens cleaned up the precinct including the Romon gate and the Main Shrine.

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