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Home » 5. Rites and Festivals » Individual Shrine Observances
Kakitsusai
A rite held from October tenth to twelfth at Danzan Jinja on Tōnomine, Sakurai City, Nara Prefecture. This shrine venerates Fujiwara Kamatari. Tradition says that this festival began in the first year of the Kakitsu era (1441) on the occasion of the shrine's rebuilding after its destruction by fire. The distinctiveness of this festival is in the rite offered on the eleventh that presents a unique, exquisitely made many-colored shinsen (sacred meal) called hyakuminoonjiki (one hundred-flavored foods).

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