Assume spring festival; festival of begging
Ceremony of offering prayers for the nation's security and good harvest (when we come and do not sleep). They are old and "have" reading with "toshigoinomatsuri", and eulogistic name of toha rice, "it is dark" mean prayer and wish. It is festival to pray for rich bearing fruit of staple grains including rice at time of the spring cultivation beginning.
Ceremony of offering prayers for the nation's security and good harvest is still held in Shinto shrines of the whole country including the Imperial Court, and, by festival with tradition from the Nara era, it is for very important big festival in festival of Shinto shrine praying for tranquility of rich harvest, nation. It is called "spring festival" and is done saiko on February 17.
<February 11 shooting>
Red-and-white plum blossoms begin to bloom in the Sumiyoshi-jinja Shrine precincts.
It is time to feel cold still more, but approaches surely in spring. Do you not look for coming of spring?
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