"Great Sun Kami" festival, Ancient Kagura dances & free amateur Sumo tournament!
sam. 20 octobre à 03:30
Funabashi Daijingu "Great Sun Kami" festival Saturday, October 20th! (More information and photos will be available here soon!) Start the weekend with us at an amazing place & meet new friends! Enjoy the glorious festival colors, the drums, the flutes, the dances, the history, plus plenty of delicious food and drink, and games for the kids! We'll walk along old back lanes to interesting monuments and over an amazingly sculpted bridge decorated with gods and dragons, then walk up the hill along the sacred road to explore this important, old and beautiful shrine, parts of which are so ornate and colorful, it's like seeing famous Nikko, in Tochigi-ken! Enjoy the festivities, exciting, and sometimes hilarious ancient Kagura dances, and the exciting annual amateur tournament of "Funabashi Fighting Sumo"! This tournament includes children and many young men from the surrounding area, which is famed for producing Sumo champions! Also known as "Oohi-jinja", this ancient and wonderful Shinto shrine, also features the only surviving wooden lighthouse dating from the Edo-period which once guided many boats safely into the port of Funabashi. "Oohi" means: "Great Sun Kami" and this ancient shine, (founded around 110 AD) is a legitimate branch of one of Japan's most famous Shinto shrines, Ise-Jingu! Please see: http://www.oohijinja.jp/guide/index.html
http://www.oohijinja.jp/history-eng.html https://www.tripadvisor.co.za/ShowUserReviews-g1021147-d1314485-r532996782-Funabashi_Daijingu-Funabashi_Chiba_Prefecture_Kanto.html#REVIEWS https://www.travel.smileandhappiness.net/yamatotakeru-walk-english.html @@@ History of Oohi Jinja Shrine (Funabashi Daijingū Shrine) When Prince Yamato-takeru-no-mikoto went to pacify the eastern provinces in the fortieth year of the reign of Emperor Keikō (A.D. 110), he prayed here to Amaterasu-sume-ōmikami for success in his campaign, and for the people suffering from a drought, and there was a manifestation of divine favor. That was the beginning of this shrine. The compilation of the Engishiki (Procedures of the Engi Era) was completed during the Heian period in 927, and this shrine is a shikinaisha shrine (a shrine listed in the Engishiki). During the reign of Emperor Reizei in the Tengi era [masked]), Minamoto no Yoriyoshi and his son Yoshiie repaired the shrine. During the reign of Emperor Konoe in the Ninpei era [masked]) the six villages of Funabashi were decreed as donations to the shrine, Minamoto no Yoshitomo rebuilt the shrine as a dedication, and the shrine was called in the document describing this Funabashi Ise Daijingū. During the Kamakura period "Saint" Nichiren Daishonin [masked]) dedicated to the shrine a prayer for fasting so that the teachings of his school would prosper, along with a mandala and sword. Around the beginning of the Edo Bakufu, Tokugawa Ieyasu [masked]) donated lands to the shrine and built a main sanctuary and subordinate shrine and other buildings in dedication. The shrine received a donation of land producing fifty koku of rice, which it held until the end of the Edo period. In the Meiji period, each time Emperor Meiji [masked]) made an imperial visit to Narashino and Sanrizuka he sent an imperial envoy with an offering to the shrine. Since ancient days, Funabashi Oohi-jinja is a true branch of Izumo-Taisha! Izumo shrine: https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e5804.html @@@ It's easy to get to Funabashi from Tokyo or Chiba, just ride on the JR Sobu Blue or Yellow Line, or you may use the Keisei Line! NOTE: The festival is free. (Meetup guide fee: 500 Yen) If you come late, if you are a "no-show" or if cancel your RSVP after the deadline, this makes life harder for the other members and organizers too, so please be kind! This is a non-smoking meetup. If you must smoke, please do it away from the group & only in designated smoking areas. Your suggestions are always welcome! Thanks! ~ Kerry and the crew of Omatsuri Japan. @}:^)