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Influenza Precautions
The Event Calendar
Japanese Behaviour “Ojigi”
7 Years Festival of Miyama Shrine
Cleanup-Funabashi-Day
Japanese Cooking
Japanese Expressions
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2009
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Shimousa Miyama no Shichinen Matsuri

(Shimousa Miyama's Seven Year Festival)

It is a big festival held once every 6 years, in the Bull year and Sheep year.

This is called Shichinen Matsuri (Seven Year Festival) because this is held once every 7 years according to "Kazoe doshi" (East Asian age reckoning).

The "Mikoshis" (portable shrines) of Ninomiya Jinja in Funabashi and other 8 shrines in Funabashi, Chiba, Yachiyo, and Narashino get together for this big festival.

More than 550 years ago, a pregnant wife of a feudal lord had no sign of delivery long after due date and the lord asked a Shinto priest to pray for the safe delivery.

Soon after that, the wife delivered a boy safely and the lord held a big festival to express his thanks.

This is believed to be the origin of this festival although there are various other legends.

It is said that "Shichinen Matsuri" is a festival to pray safe delivery and thank the god after a baby is born safely.

This is the year of bull. It is going to be held on September 13 and November 21, 22, and 23. The 9 shrines' "Mikoshis" get together,

"Kagura" (sacred music and dances) will be played on the stage, and you will see various stalls. Why don't you come and see it?

To go to Ninomiya Jinja (shrine) (5-20-1 Miyama Funabashi City (tel. 047-472-1213)), please take the Keisei Line Bus or the Shin-Keisei Line Bus for "Ninomiya Jinja" from the north exit of JR Tsudanuma Station and get off at the final stop.

 

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