I joined my town’s festival to pray that many agricultural products grow in this year too on 19th May. I show you praying.
Gengo is the name of the Imperial era in Japan. The name of the new Imperial era will be Reiwa 令和,
The new era will begin on May 1st.
The era name was taken from the Manyoshu, which is the oldest existing anthology of Japanese poetry.
Reiwa represents auspicious harmony
I went to Taga shrine in Shiga where is said the father shrine of Ise shrine in the final day of Heisei era.
most of Japanese want to be Ise shrine even one time whole our life, but Taga shrine is its father shrine, so Taga shrine is a higher class shrine.
May 5th is called “Children’s Festival Day”, a day to celebrate the healthy growth of children.
We put up a carp streamer in front of a house.
The carp is thought to be a lucky fish symbolizing success in life.
May 5th is called Children’s festival day , a day to celebrate the healthy growth of children.
we put up a carp streamer that is called KOINOBORI in Japanese in front of a house and so on. The carp is thought to be a lucky fish symbolizing success in life .
And be when I walked around my house ,
I found a lot of KOINOBORI .
They are very amazing!!!
I joined the traditional festival in my town.
these white costumes mean swans and those swans are carrying a god of Shinto, you can see a golden portable shrine on our shoulders that is called Mikoshi in Japanese, this is as a god in this festival.
And this drum’s Sound means to communicate with a god. We paraded around our town with a drum and a Mikoshi.
My ex-students invited me to see Cherry blossom viewing that is called Hanami in Kyoto Japan yesterday. I had a good time. cherry trees are in full bloom from late March through to early April. Cherry blossom viewing or Hanami is like an outside party under the cherry blossoms. People spread out a mat under the trees and enjoy drinking and eating while appreciating the beauty of the flowers.Cherry blossom viewing has been a favorite annual event for the Japanese since the 9th century. The popular viewing spots are crowded with people who appreciate blossoms during blossom season throughout the country.