Value as world agriculture inheritance

Culture to come

Deep traditional culture of agriculture and relation

kazanBecause activity of Aso volcano caused big damage to farm products, people worshiped volcano as God from ancient times. Around Aso-jinja Shrine, agriculture to quiet agriculture damage such as falls of ash of volcanic ashes by eruption of Mount Aso can see a lot deep ceremony, sacred rites shop of relation today.

As for the farming sacred rites of Aso, rice growing courtesy is performed around Aso-jinja Shrine, kokuzoshinsha through the year. State of the working of old people praying for good harvest is expressed well and is appointed in important formlessness folk cultural assets of country.

In the grassy plain of Aso, most are managed by village unit jointly as commonage (iriaichi). It is combined that effectiveness is higher than individual work, and setting of acceptable use policy of grass and competition, congestion between enrollment incarnation having been evaded by village unit, group work greatly contribute to the sustained use of grassy plain which is area resources.

Farming sacred rites of Aso

In Aso-jinja Shrine, kokuzoshinsha, sacred rites through the four seasons including good harvest prayer, Aso-jinja Shrinenatural disaster prevention, crop thanks are carried out. It was unfolded in the whole Aso Valley as well as parishioner ward and has been told as a series of farming sacred rites = religious service with the working, living of people who lived in Aso Valley.

Farming sacred rites show that calendar of living of people of Aso has been run led by Aso-jinja Shrine. Religious service of these Aso is appointed in country finger Sadashige pivot immaterial folk cultural assets by name of "farming sacred rites of Aso".

Torch-fishing Shinto ritual

Tilling a paddy field FestivalOf this during period onTorch-fishing Shinto ritual day equal to day of monkey (monkey)Dear meeting"Is performed. It is long festival to continue in ceremony to invite princess of country dragon King (kunitatsunokami) to in the middle of the night from morning.

In the climax, dusk is "torch-fishing Shinto ritual" to invest ring of fire in in the approaching precincts. We turn ring of fire of Japanese nutmeg which we bundled up in the precincts and, in celebration of marriage of country dragon King and Himekami, celebrate. Trip until torch-fishing Shinto ritual is not known very much, but is really a series of Shinto ritual of lyricism picture scroll like Aso.

Two young men of two early morning Shinto priests and parishionerAso-jinja ShrineWe do concealment of eyes and, toward Yoshimatsu shrine of Akamizu district 12 kilometers away from this, choose oak and make Himekami. We cannot see for secret. Besides, silk floss is leaf of oak, and Himekami is surrounded.Aso-jinja ShrineSeveral times of feasts are carried out every journey, village toward this,Aso-jinja ShrineHimekami is cleansed in Shioi Shinto shrine nearby, moreMakeupIs original district;MakeupThis be givenAso-jinja ShrineWe pass and go. It becomes lyric composition describing the travel that we ride horse the other day for approximately eight hours. Himekami reached in ring of fire in the precincts arrives at front shrine, and marriage is performed in big red umbrella. It is solemn secret.

When marriage is over, two God walks around the ground of Miyaji on miniature shrine and grow calmly at night.

Oden (onda) festival

In contrast with torch-fishing Shinto ritual of whirlpool of fire,onda onda FestivalFestivalAs for this, miniature shrine advances in fresh and young Aota slowly. Line of unari (growl) in white batter provokes old heno fantasy.

onda FestivalThis is Shinto ritual that God looks at way of growth of rice. 12 enshrined deities are moved to Aso chief priest of a grand shrine who rode horse, four sedan chairs, and knock meal for 14 14 people whom unari included God of water in with God of fire flat to head,Aso-jinja ShrineWe are in thisTA rowIn just like picture scroll ancient as for the line slowly visiting fields over Kariya of Shinto ritual in one Kariya (okariya) and two,Aso-jinja ShrineWe come home in this at about 5:00 of evening. The matter of the comfortable end by Kayocho (kayocho) is performed.

Ancient rite developed under the summer clouds is refinedonda FestivalThis is performed at knot turning point of agriculture, too; is importantFarming sacred ritesThere is in this, and photographers gather for the fantastic scene from the whole country.

kokuzoshinshaOf thisonda FestivalThis,Aso-jinja ShrineThey are smaller, but most of the contents do not change. We perform ceremony for moving a deity to a new site on the previous night and, by festival, with monkey Tabiko in the lead, leave for Kariya by lines such as unari six, dengaku, field man, field woman, cow's head, one miniature shrine, chief priest. Miniature shrine is put in Kariya, and there is Shinto ritual, and the ceremony of rice-planting festival is performed in ceremonial rice-planting song by Kayocho (kayocho).

It is song inaga in ceremonial rice-planting song nextRA rowLine leaves for Shinto shrine slowly. The ceremony of rice-planting festival is performed in pilgrimage of shrines and the precincts of seven times and a half in shrine, and miniature shrine enshrines in front shrine; of ceremonial rice-planting song by Kayocho sing, and there is the end. Kayocho returns to each district, and there is singing of ceremonial rice-planting song, and utsushiza does gods afterwards in Shinto shrineonda FestivalThis is over.

There is shower strangely on this day from old days,Teno noondaha shower ondaIt becomes "and proverb.

Lighting a fire Shinto ritual

Lighting a fire Shinto ritualWe light fire, and girl chosen by three villages of Takehara, upper Yakuinbaru, lower Yakuinbaru cooks fire of frost shrine for 59 days from the night of August 19 and stays to lord, and Shinto ritual continues burning firewood and prays for protective cover against frost.

Reclamation God, keniwaryumei of Aso and myth of attendant running fast called ogre eight become the cause.