Category: Rites and Festivals

  • Festivals
    • On a day (or days) of Taisai (the major festival), not only a shrine but also its surrounding area is prevailed by a joyous atmosphere.
  • Procedures of a Worshipping Rite
    • Shinto is not a religion which controls behaviours of believers according to a doctrine or commandments, but a faith that let people have direct contact with Kami (the deity or the deities) through worship and thus let to try to keep their way of life rightfully and pray for a blessing of Kami.
  • Rites of Passages
    • Rites of passages begin with Hatsumiya-Mode
  • The Yearly Round of Observances:
    • The Yearly Round of Observances starts with the New Year's Festival.