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(Matsuki Tomohiko
This is a compilation of the ceremonies of the Outer Shrine (Gekū) of   The Grand Shrines of Ise during the early Edo period in seven volumes. It was begun during the Kanbun era (1661-1673) by Watarai Nobusada under the orders of the head of the outer shrine of Ise, Watarai Matahiko. He was later joined by others. After more than 60 years, it was finally finished by Matsuki Tomohiko in 1730. The Saikanshiki and Sankinshiki, established in 1668, the customs from January to December, supplements, writing methods, illustrations (ceremonial gardens, ritual implements, and banquet items), and offerings (shiken) are listed. The reports are based on manuscripts of annual events, references to the Koki, and advice from elders and concerned persons. It became the standard for the ceremonies performed at the outer shrine of Ise. It is included in the Jingi Zensho (The Complete Works of Jingi), vol. 3 (1907, Kōtenkōkyūsho), and Daijingū sōsho, Jingū Nenchūgyōji Taisei, second volume (1965, Jingūshichō).

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