Encyclopedia of Shinto
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|カテゴリー1：||5. Rites and Festivals|
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Koden shinjō sai
"Old tales, new tastes festival." A ritual held November 23 at Izumo Shrine in the town of Taisha, Hikawa district, Shimane Prefecture. The gūji (chief priest) of the shrine (see Izumo kokusō) offers a new crop of rice to the kami; joined by the the kami of heaven and earth (tenjin chigi), he then performs the ainame (see ainame sai) and expresses gratitude for abundant harvests. The festival also includes a performance of the negi no kama no shinji, a secretly transmitted ritual dance in which the gūji circles a cauldron three times as he worships.
— Mogi Sakae