Dragging of Sacred Trees

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In the autumn of the year before the festival, five sacred trees are logged from the Dosojin forests, which are jointly owned by villagers. On Januaryu 13th, two groups of people who are at climacteric ages of either 42 or 25 years old take three or more hours to lower two of the five trees down from the Hikage ski-field to the festival site. Families along the route offer sacred Sake, for which the master in charge of each tree shouts his thanks. Clapping their hands in celebration, villagers distribute sacred Sake to passers by.

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このページは、Nozawa onsenがJanuary 13, 2009 6:31 PMに書いた記事です。

ひとつ前の記事は「Dosojin and First Lantern Decorations」です。

次の記事は「Construction of the Shrine Pavilion」です。