Encyclopedia of Shinto
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|カテゴリー1：||5. Rites and Festivals|
|カテゴリー2：||Individual Shrine Observances|
"Heaping of Flowers Festival." An observance held on April 22 at Niutsuhime Shrine (Niutsuhime jinja) in Katsuragi Town, Ito District, Wakayama Prefecture. The name of the festival reflects the custom of offering piled cherry blossoms along with the standard food offerings (shinsen). The kamuri and eboshi ceremonial headdress worn by the shrine priests (shinshoku) and musicians are also adorned with cherry blossoms. Participants attach small cherry blossom branches to their chests.
— Mogi Sakae