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カテゴリー1: 5. Rites and Festivals
カテゴリー2: Shrine Rituals
A call made by the priest and other festival participants, used when invoking the kami (kōshin), when opening and closing sanctuary doors or during divine processions as part of various rituals and ceremonies. It is addressed to the kami as well as to those in attendance, urging them to be respectful. The person performing this task is called keihitsuyaku. Another term used in ancient times was also called sakiharae or sakigoe. The practice was also common in imperial processions. The usual procedure is to bow low from either a sitting or standing position and utter a loud, prolonged call "Ooo" or "o-shi-" either once or three times.
— Inoue Nobutaka

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