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For New Year holidays

The number of calendars drew to an end, too, and all day long and cold became severe.
December busy all the time. The month when a teacher is famed with the December (I run).
By another view, teacher = Buddhist priest is said to be.
It was the moon which mourned for an ancestral ghost in the same way as the Bon Festival for New Year holidays in old days.
It is said to be the etymology that a Buddhist priest ran around in several houses busily to recite a sutra.
I arrive in preparation for New Year holidays of the hectic Naritasan Shinshoji Temple to greet the New Year, and it is introduced.
 

Soot payment Thursday, December 13

奉告 of the soot payment is done to man himself in goma before the sunrise in the morning, and a priest performs 御身拭 いを of the principal idol Acala.
A Buddha statue or Buddhist altar fittings are polished after this, and the 296-mat tatami mat in the large main hall of a Buddhist temple is swept. Finally soot for one year including a ceiling and the large ranma is taken away with bamboo bamboo grass having a long approximately 10m by a hand, and the cleaning of the precincts Buddhist monastery is performed daylong.

 

Large Shinto straw festoon decoration Monday, December 25

The huge Shinto straw festoon attached to the large main hall of a Buddhist temple is 6.6m in width, size of 1.5m in height 200 kg in weight!

The straw to use chose 2,500 bundles from approximately 6,000 bundles of straw ordered from neighboring farming families in particular.
As for how to knit peculiar to Mt. Narita said to be "照範 (carry make out) じめ", it is done with an opening what 照範上人 of the middle interest first prays for a staple grains abundant harvest in the Edo era and made.

Approximately 200 Shinto straw festoons are prepared into the Other and are ranked the temples of the precincts.
The large Shinto straw festoon produced for approximately two months is attached to a prop of approximately 6m of Omoto Domae using a crane truck.

 

Sunday, December 26 with the rice cake

Annual rice cake making to offer it to man himself in the New Year on 26th, and to do is performed from an early morning.

At 2:00 a.m., fire enters 竈; eight (approximately 480 kg!) The sticky rice which becomes this is steamed with a bamboo steamer in turn, and, from advance, about 4:00 a.m., a rice cake is tired from gathering around in a circle around a mortar by approximately ten hands with at the Kourinkaku total reception desk side.
It is offered in the precincts temples, and the rice cake offered to gods and Buddha which I was tired from in sequence is done including principal idol King Akira Fudo by approximately 85 people.

 

Charm bonfire of old paper charms making a sacred bonfire with brushwood (Saito) large goma attendant Tuesday, December 28

As the last event in the year, I am performed in large main hall of a Buddhist temple west open space. The old bill that is the other self of King Akira Fudo put in the Mt. Narita is returned to a flame of the wisdom of the Acala, and a perfect state of health is appreciated a year.

In the furnace which piled up the tree of cedar, it is put arm throw and others in the body a bill with the attire of the Buddhist monk in sequence by the priest of worn approximately 20 while solemn sutra-chanting sounds.
It is said that the flame of the wisdom to flare up burns down the whole every sins and evil and burns the sky of the December.

When this solemn ceremony is finished, the Mt. Narita comes to just meet the New Year's visit to a Shinto shrine.

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