The Togyohatsuyo-sai

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A1 The Togyohatsuyo-sai :Ritual setting god to the portable shrine

The Togyohatsuyo-sai
The Togyohatsuyo-sai

The portable shrine (Mikoshi) is set before the Shinto shrine, and “The Hatsuyo-sai” begins. The chief Shinto priest recites the ritual prayer, and festival officials offer a branch of the sacred tree to the Gods.