Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Local Festival;

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(posted; Japanese culture page) 
*At 水分神社 'mikumari-shrine'*
Along side Koto-River, there is an old shrine made to pray for the agricultural irrigation. For the Autumn Festival there, one of my husband's band member was invited with his guitar group to perform for one of the events there. 

Sacred Ritual;
Priestess’s Dance and ancient Japanese court music '雅楽,gagaku'
I loved the sound very much as not many chances to enjoy them.


Several performances at this event;

Kind of intriguing to hear the sound of The Ventures for this occasion:-)
Mom, portable shrine is scary;


We all ducked under the shrine.
This is for having healthy year...   Oh, I DO hope so! 
Rice cake '餅, Mochi' throwing which is one of the ritual in Japan as well.

*For the last, portable shrine got into the river as this shrine is 'God of water' *
Shrine crossed the bridge and we saw them off;



I'm trying to get used to my distorted right eye and not to forget UV protection for my face. Feeling guilty not having been able to return to kind comments...  wish to have normal life back. See You Soon
Thank you very much for stopping by; I always appreciate your sweet visits;
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30 comments:

Linda Kay said...

Miyako, I so enjoy your posts of traditions in Japan. We need this prayer group to come to Texas to pray for rain for us! Hugs from Texas.

Tamago said...

Looks like it was a great festival with lots of performances! How cool a member of your husband's band was invited to play. Those huge flags are gorgeous. Amazing only one person is holding it! Portable shrine getting into water is something I've never seen in person. How interesting!
I hope you are doing well with your eyes. Have a wonderful day xoxo

Linda W. said...

I loved all the photos from your festival. So interesting! Thanks for sharing.

TexWisGirl said...

a neat ritual! very beautiful! yes, hoping for good year.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I hope your healing continues and that this coming year will be healthy for you!! The ceremony/ritual is a beautiful one!

Michiko Johnson said...

The shrine healthy all ways,Your husband's pray for agriculltural yours eys was beautiful chances for Miyako Sama.
All of good time of healthy yeara..all of times. I love the mochi in my way good mylife even hot weather time they helping my heart!
With out rains which was one from Gods time.
Your home you blog come to happy time.
we having summes hot weather and now starms are noit bothering my time.
Michiko

NC Sue said...

Wonderful photos - full of color and light.
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Sussi said...

I enjoy very much your posts of traditions in Japan!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Gostei do blog.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.
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Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely to see all the beautiul tradional costumes and customes

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Beautiful! Thanks you sharing this ceremony with us!
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Mama Zen said...

Lovely photos!

Ida said...

It's so fun to visit here because I get to learn about your culture and see fabulous photos. This event looked fun and festive.

Alex said...

Many blessings for a good year, Miyako, the portable shrine event was so interesting to me and very artistic visually.
Hugs

Gemma Wiseman said...

So many interesting images of this event. Love the different costumes - especially the white ones - and the portable shrine is certainly unique.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Miyako!:) Firstly I hope you eye is improving, and I also wish for a good healthy year for you.I loved seeing this colourful traditional event, and cute pictures of your doggie.

Joyful said...

Beautiful photos of an interesting outing. It also looks like a beautiful day. Please take care of your eyes. I hope they are improving day by day. Hugs. xx

EG CameraGirl said...

I really enjoy seeing the festivals in Japan. Hope you are feeling better soon!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, I enjoyed these images from your festival. I like the children and the cute dog. I wish you a healthy year. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Gayle said...

Love the bright contrast of colors.
Be well.

Janice Adcock said...

Beautiful photos. We are studying Japanese festivals this month at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.

Marie C said...

I am so sorry to hear about your eye! Hope things get back to normal as soon as it can. Love this post! The traditional musicians and dancers, and the wonderful shrine ceremony...all so fascinating and lovely!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Brave little doggy!

Get well soon, Orchid.
~

Snap said...

Miyako, lovely post. Everything is so colorful. I love festivals of all kinds and so nice to see one in Japan. Hope you continue to make progress with the healing of your eye. Hugs---

Teresa Sjönberg said...

This festival looks so pretty and colorful, quite intresting! Thank you for sharing this!

Donna said...

What a beautiful and colorful festival...love the shots in the water.

Photo Cache said...

Another interesting and colorful festival. How lovely.

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Kim ,USA said...

Very interesting and I love the colors as well. The rice cake hmm that is yummy!! Thanks for sharing.

Kim,USA

ladyfi said...

Lovely photos1 Take care of your eye.

carol l mckenna said...

Delightful and wonderful photos of your beautiful traditions ~

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol