Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集

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Text Procession on the occasion of a festival by which the spirit of a deity is removed from the main shrine and escorted on a tour of various sites. The procession may be over water as well as land. Some processions, such as that of the Gion Matsuri from Yasaka Jinja in Kyoto, feature costumes of great elegance and historical significance. Also called o-watari.