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Home » 5. Rites and Festivals » Individual Shrine Observances
Myōga Matsuri
Japanese Ginger rite. A religious event to divine the upcoming year (toshi-ura) on January 3 at Asusuki Shrine in Kanegochi Town, Ayabe City, Kyoto Prefecture. On this day, the prospects for the harvest of the upcoming year are divined based on the condition of the Japanese ginger that grows in the morning in the sacred rice fields (shinden) on the shrine grounds (keidai).

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