Onbashira Bassai - Shimosha Participants Strip the Pillar

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Festival participants strip the bark of the felled sacred fir at the Bassai ceremony during the Onbashira festival, where 16 sacred pillars are brought by hand to rejuvenate each the upper and lower Suwa Shrines in Nagano Prefecture.
Festival participants strip the bark of the felled sacred fir at the Bassai ceremony during the Onbashira festival, where 16 sacred pillars are brought by hand to rejuvenate each the upper and lower Suwa Shrines in Nagano Prefecture.
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Keywords:
  • Onbashira
  • Ombashira
  • festival
  • matsuri
  • Japan
  • Japanese
  • Shinto
  • Shrine
  • Onbashira-sai
  • Onbashira-matsuri
  • Suwa Shrine
  • Suwa Shrines
  • Suwa Jinja
  • bassai
  • Shimosha
  • Shimosuwa