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|
"Baby coat rite." A rite held on December 1 at Konoha Shrine in Koza Town, Higashi-Muro District, Wakayama Prefecture, to pray for easy childbirth and the healthy growth of children. Starting around 9:30 a.m., the baby nursing ritual (komori no shinji) begins. After rice sacks, straw mats, and pillows—all in the shape of breasts—have been offered up before the altar and invocations (norito) chanted, the shrine priests (shinshoku) and worshippers sing, "Nenneko, nenneko" (a nenneko is a type of coat worn by a woman carrying a baby on her back). Many of the worshippers attend the event with their infants.
— Mogi Sakae