Kashima Nagashi

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鹿島流し

About

Kashima Nagashi is a traditional ritual which is practiced to wish for rich harvest and plague prevention. In the ritual, people make miniature boats with thatch and reed, and then decorate them with colorful pieces of paper. Paper-made warrior dolls named “Kashima Daimyojin” and some flags are also placed on the boats. Finally, the boats are floated on the river, giving divines a ride to travel back to their homes. Although Kashima Nagashi has been widely practiced in north Kanto and Tohoku regions, the one practiced here in Omagari is based on the oldest, original form of the ritual which features gorgeous decorations of miniature boats. Kashima boats floating down the river with colorful decorations fluttering in the wind is one of the charms of early summer.

Event date
late June
Sponsorship
Omagari Elementary School, Hanadate Elementary School
Venue
Maruko Riverbed (Omagari Elementary School), Tama Riverbed (Hanadate Elementary School)
Address
Daisen city
Number of car spaces
Around Maruko Riverbed: 140 at the private parking area (no capacity for bus) Around Tama Riverbed: No parking area
Parking Fee
200 yen per hour
Corresponding at the time of bad weather
No postponement for light rain, canceleled when there is a rise of the river
URL
http://daisenkankou.com/event.html
Mail
info@con-akita.com
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