Dec/23 Shimekake Ritual

Sightseeing information about Dec/23 Shimekake Ritual in Japan.

Dec/23 Shimekake Ritual (Laughing Ritual)3.8

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 from 12/23 '19 to 12/23 '19


Hiraoka Shrine holds the Laughing Ritual every year on December 23 to laugh off every trouble or misfortune happened in this year and pray for good luck of next year. From 10 AM on Dec.23, about 4,000 people gather at Hiraoka Shrine and laugh for nor reason for 20 minutes.

Japanese myth holds that laughter has its origins in the legend of the sun goddess Amaterasu, in an episode where the gods laughed together to coax her out of seclusion in a cave. They say a Shimenawa (Shinto rope) was placed on the cave to prevent Amaterasu from ever hiding herself away there again.
Known popularly as the "Laughing Ritual" or "Owarai-shinji," the ceremony consists of removing the old Shimenawa rope and purifying a new one before joining together to literally laugh off all of the events of the old year, greeting the new year with positivity and enthusiasm.

After the laughing ritual, the Laughing Contest, Taiko Drum Performance, and the traditional dancing will be performed.

Date : December 23
8:30 ~ changing the Shimenawaw rope
10:00 ~ Laughing Ritual
Venue : Hiraoka Shrine (7-16 Izumoicho, Higashiosaka City, Osaka)
Access : Hiraoka Station on Kintetsu Nara Line

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PurposeFestivals,LMFAO,Traditional folk,experience,shrine/temple
Airport/Sta.Hiraoka Sta. (about 300m) Google Transit


4.03 years ago

枚岡神社 末社天神地祇社(マッシャ テンジンチギシャ)は
天津神(アマツカミ)・国津神(クニツカミ)が お祀りされています
天津神は 天照大神(皇室の祖神で 日本人の総氏神)等がおられた 天岩戸(アマノイワト)などがある
国津神は 大国主命の様に 高天原から日向高千穂の 地上に降りた以前から 国を治めていたとされる土着の神のコトだ との事です
何せ 神代の話しなので 分かりにくいのですが
ソレはソレで イイのかも知れません⁉

祠は 生駒山麓の神宿る 平岡神社にあり 更に 境内の南の端の 道から山に一段上がった
人静かなコノ場所に 鎮座されていました

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