Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
After dance, Rice planting's started. Saotome women walked into a sacred rice paddy and formed a line. The song and music were played at their back. They moved all together and continued planting. It was a planting and also looks like dancing. We Japanese had been done this whole rice paddies by ourselves before WW2. It must be hard.
Rice planting is one of the most important event of our culture. Shintoism religeous rice planting ceremony was carried out where Hikami-Aneko shrine in Otaka at 26,June. There is a branch of Atsuta shrine. Saotome planting women and the priest had a service. And then they marched to the rice paddy.