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Ofune Festival -Parishioners Who Support the Festivals-

TRAVEL 2017 30 mins Episode(s): 1 english Japanese
Every fall, the Ofune Festival is held at the Suwa Taisha in Nagano Prefecture. During the Senzasai in spring, the sacred dolls of the old man and woman are carried from the Fall Shrine to the Spring Shrine. However, in the Ofune Festival -six months after this Senzasai-  the dolls are carried from the Spring Shrine to the Fall Shrine. The people responsible for carrying the dolls are called "Ontogo", who are parishioners from the designated district.  In this episode, we will introduce this traditional Ofune Festival and the parishioners that make it happen.

Part of "Festivals of Japan - Season 1".

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