Mt. Shinobu: 7 January, 2017

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.
Don-do Yaki festival was held from 7 to 9 January and from 14 to 15 January, this year: it was held only on Saturday, Sunday and public holiday. At least from 2014 to 2016, this festival was held not only on Saturday and Sunday, but also weekdays.
While I was at the shrine, the flow of worshippers did not inturrupt. Also, there were some worshippers around the fire all of the time.
Recorded Kagura music was played through PA Speakers, similar to usual year.
I wish you a happy new year.

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