Yahashira Jinja Shrine

三重県

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History:Shrines and Temples
Good Luck and Festivals:Festival and Shinto Rituals

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Spring / Summer / Autumn / Winter

Activities

Cultural Experiences(Classical Bugaku) / Photograph

Festival rites to pray for rain and a good harvest

 At Yahashira Jinja Shrine in Taki-cho Katano, Mie Prefecture, the Choro Shinji dragon rites are held annually on the day of the spring equinox. This event is said date right from the original foundation of the shrine at the beginning of the 16th century, when a Katano village benefactor sponsored prayers for a good harvest. Since that time, annual supplications for rain and good harvests have endured through 400 years. The two adversaries in the rites, a long-nosed goblin Red Tengu, representing storm-bringer Susanoo-no-Mikoto, and the Choro dragon, representing the serpent Yamata no Orochi, are said to be derived from the Izumo myths. The form of this local enactment, however, is highly distinctive.

Heroic classical bugaku: strong glue for local bonds

 On the grounds of the shrine the heroic bugaku performance begins. Each person who drinks the liquor Kitoku-shu gains the power of a million people, but any animal that drinks it will lose strength. In front of the shrine, a struggle unfolds between a Choro dragon weakened by drink and a Tengu fortified with divine power. In the heroic dance, the highlight comes near the end, when the Tengu rescues, from the very belly of the exhausted dragon, all the people the dragon has swallowed. At the climax of this ritual performance organized and enacted by households who live around the shrine, it’s fun to interact with the local people.

Yahashira Jinja Shrine

Address

三重県多気郡多気町片野

Hours

境内自由
春分の日に長龍神事開催

Closed

Open daily

Cost

Free of charge

Phone

【多気町産業環境課】0598-38-1118

Access

JR・近鉄「松阪」駅から三重交通バス大石方面行き約40分の「小片野」下車、徒歩約15分

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