“Dedication Festival” at Ise Jingu, etc. to coincide with Rikkoshi no Rei

“Dedication Festival” at Ise Jingu, etc. to coincide with the crown prince’s gratitude November 8 17:29 Along with the “Rei”, a Shinto ritual called “Dedication Festival” was held at Ise Jingu and other shrines that are closely related to the imperial family. At the inner shrine of Ise Jingu in Mie Prefecture, in addition to the messenger sent by His Majesty the Emperor, Kiyoko Kuroda, the sister of His Majesty the Emperor, who is in charge of the main festivals of Ise Jingu, and the priests line up. I went through the precincts.

In addition to the box containing the offerings from His Majesty the Emperor, the platoon was given the “Gosaimon”, which describes the “Rikkoshi no Rei” in ancient Japanese language. The formation headed for the main hall.

According to Ise Jingu, the messenger of His Majesty the Emperor read aloud the “festival text” after that.

On the other hand, the event that Mr. and Mrs. Akishino visited Ise Jingu in Mie Prefecture and was told that the “Rikkoshi no Rei” was over will be postponed for the time being due to the influence of the new coronavirus. I have.

Shinto ritual at Atsuta Jingu where “Kusanagi no Tsurugi” is enshrined

The “Dedication Festival” was also held at the main shrine of Atsuta Jingu in Atsuta-ku, Nagoya, where Kusanagi’s sword, one of the “three sacred treasures,” was enshrined and has a deep connection with the imperial family.

Eleven priests, including the priest, attended the Shinto ritual, and after giving a deep bow at the beginning, they offered food such as fish and vegetables and sake to the shrine.

Then, the priest reported that Akishinomiya had become a crown prince, gave a congratulatory message to pray for the prosperity of the imperial family and the peace of the people, and once again gave a deep bow and offered a tamagushi.

People who visited the main shrine of Atsuta Jingu watched the precious Shinto ritual held in a terrifying atmosphere and took pictures with a camera or smartphone.

Prince Kitashirakawa Yoshihisa of Atsuta Jingu said, “I prayed to the god of Atsuta for the further prosperity of the imperial family and the peace of the people.”