Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集
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|Boat races between villages. Strong men are chosen from each contesting village. A common event in festivals held along the shores of western Japan. Originally significant as a way of divining the abundance of the year's harvest. Also held at Iki, Tsushima, and Sakurajima. The Peiron Festival held in June at Nagasaki is a famous example.