Mt. Shinobu: 13 January, 2015

Koji Nagahata

Gokoku Shrine
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Don-do Yaki festival was held at Gokoku Shrine as usual. Don-do Yaki festival is a new year event that new year's ornaments and old talismans are burned.
Same as last year, I could only visit this festival at a weekday, because of my schedule. In spite of a weekday, many worshipers visited this shrine. While I recorded the sounds, there were always some worshipers at the shrine.
A handout for the festival in last year described "Decontamination work was completed!" This year, a handout for the festival described "All contaminated soil have been carried out!" The decontamination work progressed.
Recorded Gagaku music was played through PA Speakers, similar to the last year and two years ago
I wish you a happy new year.

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