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Sakata Shinmeigu Shrine, near JR Sakata Station on the Hokuriku Line. The site of the annual Yakko-buri Procession held on April 29. I saw it in 2010. MAP
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Haiden Hall of Sakata Shinmeigu Shrine. 坂田神明宮
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It starts with a Shinto ceremony at 1 pm.
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They move to the shrine's main hall.
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Shrine maiden dancers.
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Gagaku musicians
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Offerings
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During the ceremony, they passed on the offerings to be placed in the shrine's main hall.
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My YouTube video of the Yakko-buri Procession in 2010.
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The offerings included fish, vegetables, fruits, etc.
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Shrine maidens also danced.
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Then they removed the offerings and put them back.
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Group photo of the kids.
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Group photo of the keri yakko-buri men. "Keri" means to kick.
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The procession started at around 2 pm with the children's mikoshi (portable shrine).
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The yakko-buri men do their thing.
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Reenacts the daimyo procession of Lord Ii Naonobu from Hikone when he came to worship at Sakata Shinmeigu Shrine in 1733 in Maibara.
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The men walk with a stylized, kicking action while singing.
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I assume this is Lord Ii Naonobu. (But he should be in a palanquin or on a horse.)
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Bell
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Gagaku musicians
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They proceeded along a route within the shrine's neighborhood and Sakata Station. There are 16 of them.
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Sakata Shinmeigu Shrine Yakko-buri, Maibara, Shiga
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Luggage carriers
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Black feathered pole
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The children's mikoshi already arrived at this little park next to Ugano Shrine.
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With Mt. Ibuki in the background, the top of the children's mikoshi. Looks like the Ii family crest is on it.
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Ugano Shrine. 宇賀野神社
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Ugano Shrine. 宇賀野神社
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The Hokuriku Line was right next to Ugano Shrine.
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The mikoshi and procession started arriving at Ugano Shrine.
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They held a Shinto ceremony at Ugano Shrine. During the ceremony, the yakko-buri men and others took a break.
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Offerings on the mikoshi.
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After the ceremony was over, they headed back to the procession route. That's Mt. Ibuki in the background.
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The procession continued along.
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Sakata Shinmeigu Shrine Yakko-buri, Maibara, Shiga
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Also see my YouTube video here.
     
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