Mibu No Hana Toui

Mibu No Hana Toui:


Mibu no Hana Taue’ is an agricultural ritual to worship the deity of rice fields for an abundant harvest of rice crops. It is a social practice in which people pray for a safe production in agriculture. ‘Mibu no Hana Taue’ has been transmitted mainly by the people of the Mibu and Kawahigashi communities in Kitahiroshima Town, Yamagata County, Hiroshima Prefecture.In the event ‘Mibu no Hana Taue’, people engaged in rice cropping in the Mibu and Kawahigashi communities welcome the deity of rice fields. In the presence of the deity, they plough the rice fields and transplant the rice seedlings. The event has assured safe rice cropping and an abundant harvest in these communities for a long time.

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