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River Festival and Sumiyoshi Hiyoshi Shrine Rain Ritual

Last Modified:9/30/2014
Rain Ritual

The River Festival and Rain Ritual have been held on every Sunday around July 20.

The local residents put "Gohei" (sacred Shinto paper streamers), egg plants, and cucumbers at Koshi River by Sumiyoshi Hiyoshi Shrine so that the Kappa (water sprite) won't cause flooding.

The Rain Ritual is believed to have begun when the ruler Koshi Takakado played the Taiko Drum to help local people suffering from droughts.






Social Education Section, Lifelong Learning Division, Education Board of Kikuchi City

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