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.
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.