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Home » 5. Rites and Festivals » Individual Shrine Observances
Hinerikiri matsuri
Pinching Festival. A festival of buttock-pinching on 21-22 August, at Ukishima Shrine in Tabuse Town, Kumage County, Yamaguchi Prefecture. The name is so-called because women participants in the festival have their buttocks pinched. It is said that if you are pinched you will be blessed with a good marriage.

— Mogi Sakae
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