- Basic Terms of Shinto
Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集
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|Text|| Field play, a ceremony held around the first full moon of the lunar new year, in which the entire process of rice cultivation is pantomimed as part of the community's prayers for a bountiful harvest. Akazuka Suwa Jinja in Tokyo and Mishima Taisha in Shizuoka Prefecture are particularly well known for this performance.
In Summer, a similar festival celebrates the transplanting of the young rice plants. Izô no Miya in Mie Prefecture, Katori Jingû in Chiba Prefecture, and Sumiyoshi Jinja in Osaka are famous for this festival, called taue no matsuri. In the Chûgoku mountain region, especially Hiroshima and Shimane Prefectures, even ordinary rice planting is done to the accompaniment of drums.