The performance here is to get rid of the bad luck for the rest of the year.
It seems the couple sitting on the left asked them for this special prayer.
I visited the nearby Ebisu shrine a few days ago.
Ebisu is the name of one of our traditional “Seven Gods”, and he’s the god for successful business.
In Kansai(or only in Hyogo? not quite sure…but at least it’s not the case in Tokyo), they celebrate Ebisu on Jan.10th.
I don’t know the reason or its historical background, but they put coins onto the dedicated tunas…(･∀･；)
Culture is different between the east and the west part of Japan:)
typical Japanese local summer festival
Here are some recent images from the nearby shrine.
There’s no cherry blossoms anymore, but instead, the young summer green leaves are so beautiful in the sunshine. Soon we will hear hundreds of cicadas buzz all at once.
Look at the fourth picture, the golden stuff. That’s something we call Giboshi, one of the traditional decoration for the Japanese temple/shrine architecture, and if you know hosta, green leaf plants, their Japanese name is Giboshi as well. The shapes are similar, you know:)
early summer momiji leaves
I heard this typical background music of shinto wedding while I was taking some sakura photos at the shrine, so I started shooting the video.
It’s always nice to see someone’s new start:)