Jun 2, 2011

Rice Planting Ritual

June 10th @Fushimi Inari Shrine
from 10am~

By the way, do you know rice planting?
It is just onece a year to plant rice root on the water bace ground.

A festival to pray for the good harvest.
A dance called Otamai is performed by young girls
in the Heian period costumes at 1:00PM,
and rice-planting ceremony is held by thirty farm women
wearing traditional work clothes at 2:00PM.

It is very traditional. You can't Miss it!

Access to Fushimi Inari Shrine

From J-Hoppers Kyoto: walk about 30min'
or City bus # 202 or # 207 to " Tofukuji" then transfer South #5 "Fushimi Inari"

From Kyoto station: JR Nara line "Inari station" (5min' ride)

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