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Contributor: machiblog3
2016/01/09 17:34

Annual, famous popular event of Kanda Myojin of the New Year
Kanda Myojin daikoku Festival "purification ceremony patience meeting during cold"
It was held on Saturday, January 9.


It is start than 10:00 a.m.,
Photographer each media and amateur, earnest visitors
We visit Kanda Myojin early and do place collecting impatiently in meeting place and wait.

Meeting place of purification ceremony ground is in front of lion rock of the main shrine side.
Three big icicles are put in the square purification ceremony ground; preparations for cold water are everything.


Appointed time 10:00 a.m.
Participant 36 (six women) all the members of purification ceremony during cold of this year assemble in full force in front of main shrine.
Man is loincloth or half longjohns. Woman is figure of white clothing. It is all the members bare foot.

Greetings from Kanda Myojin, Otorii chief priest and words of encouragement.
And *jo does great purification words in all the members.
The precincts are gaiety that is full of visitor and general worshipers, too.


We go around the precincts as bare foot at a run and move to purification ceremony ground.
It is in circle to surround "Michihiko" of leader of purification ceremony (Shinto priest)
We perform warm-up called bird ship of movement to row sky bird ship (take Amano ship) carefully.


In set, enter purification ceremony ground almost for 5 people; the cause of instruction of Michihiko (Shinto priest)
We perform act called purification ceremony to be covered with cold water (Shimizu) of several cups with tree pail, and to expel crime and impurity.


Women are graceful, too.
It was refreshing and was covered with cold water together with the spirit.


All the members were covered with cold water three times and almost finished purification ceremony during cold of this year without delay, too.
There was person who being numb got cold, everybody, and shook
Smile when we took commemorative group photo was full of sense of accomplishment.
Please spend splendid time in perfect state of health for one year of this year, everybody.
All of purification ceremony participation during cold thank you.

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