Autumn festival of former Yahata Shrine at the Koyama mountaintop of 107m above sea level is powerful festival to climb mountain path of sudden approach to a shrine which continues when stand of 15 parishioners village is to Shinto shrine at a stretch.
Stand of each town is begun to knead by eve from around noon and after having gone round, we are divided into each block and gather in each place and we knead a mixture for a while and come back through the town in each town.
On day of Hongu, our Bancho carries mikoshi of former Yahata Shrine on its shoulder and leaves Shinto shrine early in the morning at 9:00 and leaves unredeemed in resting place for a portable shrine, and shinyotogo is performed.
When this resting place for a portable shrine Shinto ritual is over, we line up to one line in the shore of of the former Pond and, with mikoshi in the lead, leave for the former Yahata Shinto shrine in miyairi order of the year.
Stand gathers in sand stopping open space in the foot of Koyama, and stand leaves here for Shinto shrine at the mountaintop.
After having worked out for a while in front of Shinto shrine, stand which has finished climbing approach to a shrine is fixed at predetermined position, and Shinto ritual is carried out.
When Shinto ritual is over, ladder lion by Takemura Kim is performed.
While lion dances, this lion dance is known to Yamagata for thing to climb ladder which we made as lion dance that is rare nationwide.
In addition, "oblong chest journey is performed in jinshokujiku, too".
When granddaughter, 1,000 princesses of Ieyasu Tokugawa put palanquin in hontachukoku, and they did with oblong chest journey of jinshoku, people of jinshoku carry bride tool in oblong chest, and it is inherited since opening and reason for 350 years that we were pleased to grant two oblong chests as the reward.
Because there is this "oblong chest journey", quarrel Festival of rough sea is called with autumn festival "woman Festival of the former Yahata Shinto shrine of Banshu" for "man Festival of Banshu".
It was performed every year until 1997, but becomes now once in two years.
We place annual autumn festival information in this page.
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From October 12, 2019 to October 13, 2019