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カテゴリー1: 5. Rites and Festivals
カテゴリー2: Individual Shrine Observances
"Floating chrysanthenum festival." An old-style festival held on October 29 at Futarayama Shrine in Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture. The day before the festival, yabusame (horseback archery) contests take place at a riding ground within the shrine precincts (see keidaichi). They take place twice, and are called the "morning target" (asa-matō) and "evening target" (yoru- matō). Early on the morning of October 29, a small table (an) is placed before the heiden (a hall or space for offerings) and two bundles of bound sumi (Japanese cedar) leaves put on the table. These are then offered up the kami by the shinshoku (priests) and four of the horsemen. This rite is the kikusui ceremony, and when it ends, shin'yo (portable shrines) are carried through the city. The festival is a lively one that also includes dashi (decorated festival floats).
— Mogi Sakae

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