Some observations from travels

Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

This contribution is a bit late for last week’s Photo Challenge.  But, nevertheless, I would like to share this bit of cultural experience I had last week from Toyokawa, Japan.

Toyokawa Inari Shrine Spring Festival

Toyokawa Inari Shrine Spring Festival

These worshipers, mostly men, and a lady which can be seen here in peach dress, help lift this shrine placed on a deck of (heavy-looking) timber from the main shrine and around the temple grounds.  Stopping is main halls and lifting it at least three times.  The great spring festival is for harvest prayer.  Around Japan many spring festivals are celebrated for fertility and harvest.  Last year I also witnessed another Matsuri for fertility during spring time.

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One response

  1. I think that this is one of the most interesting cultures I have ever seen close up. I do agree that the timber looks heavy, and I assumed that is why there are many holding it.

    Sadly, my friend cannot say the same things I have said for your blog. I gave him the links for your posts. After every single one, he said he would rather not leave a comment because of what he had to say.

    May 8, 2013 at 5:59 am

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