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Home » 5. Rites and Festivals » Individual Shrine Observances
Nanajūgozen sai
This "Seventy-five Trays Ritual" is held in both spring and fall, on the second Sundays of May and October at Kibitsu Jinja in Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture. It is a ritual dedicating seventy-five trays of food offerings (shinsen) to the seventy-five saijin, who are enshrined within the former Kibi Province, beginning with Kibitsuhiko no mikoto. From around eleven a.m., ceremonial participants carry seventy-five trays in order from the shinsensho (where the offerings are prepared) to the honden, passing through a long corridor about three hundred fifty meters in length. The ritual is unique for its many trays of offerings.

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