@In spring
@A coming-of-age ceremony in KAGAMI NO SATO@Kagami Shinto shrine, Kagami, Ryuo Town
After MINAMOTO NO YOSHITUNE(a general in the Kamakura period),a coming-of-age ceremony is performed every year in the beginning of March. They parade the street from MICHI NO EKI RYUO KAGAMI NO SATO to Kagami Shinto shrine in formal dress of the samurai class Why don't you join us ?
ËPictures of a coming-of-age ceremony in KAGAMI NO SATO
@SAKURA festival@A village of IMOSE, Kawamori, Ryuo Town
In this season, including SOMEIYOSHINO cherry and drooping cherry, about 700 cherry trees blossom all at once in IMOSE. On Sunday, they play Taisho-koto, and you can have powdered green tea. Cherry blossoms are lit up (until 21:00) for one week. A late-blooming button cherry tree is wonderful, too.
@NAMURA shrine festival@NAMURA shrine, Ayado, Ryuo town
It is the festival that is full of ancient rites held on April 20 every year.It begins with NANOKA MAIRI worship. On 18th, the decoration is done, and there is horse ferry from nine groups conducting the religious service. Ten horses dedicated to the shrine and three portable shrines stand in line after Shinto ritual on that day, When a festival is over, a sword is handed to a manager of the next year in each ward, and it is succeeded.
@Fire Festival@ Kohiyoshi Shinto shrine, Yuge, Ryuo Town
Boys from 15 years old to 25 years old in Yuge district burn a big torch in front of God. It is performed for an eve of May 1. In a climax of a festival, it is full of a large number of worship people and skyrockets and set-piece fireworks are dedicated.
@KENKETO Festival@ Suginiki Shinto Shrine, Ymanoue, Ryuo Town
INaginata Dance(Intangible folk cultural asset) is performed in Suginoki Shinto Shrine every year on May 3. The eldest son of each house wears colorful clothes, and the dance is dedicated. It is said that the wears are made after Oda Nobunaga's fight at Minakuchi area.The dance is called KENKETO DANCE.
@Seasonal Festival@ NAMURA shrine, Ayado, Ryuo town
It is performed every year on May 5 by nine groups conducting the religious service. A horse dedicated to the shrine runs with the ancient rite appearance.
@In the summer
@ A torch procession for praying for extermination of noxious insects @ Ryuo town
It is called a festival of a field.A torch procession for praying for extermination of noxious insects by going around a way among a field at dusk.
@ Furusato Ryuo summer festival@A village of IMOSE, Kawamori, Ryuo Town
Everyone is a performer, all the inhabitants join this summer festival. Refreshment stand, Ninja of Dragon,a bonfire, drums, a fireworks. Pleasure increases year by year.
@In autumn
@ Moon-viewing and an evening of Manyo@A village of IMOSE, Kawamori, Ryuo Town
I listening to a sound of a koto and talking with a dish simmered in simple potato while looking at the harvest moon and celebrate a good harvest of one year.
@In winter
@ SAGICHO Festival@Each village in Ryuo town
We hang a strip of paper on which we wrote a wish to bamboo grass with a charm of a Shinto shrine, the calligraphy practice at the beginning of the year, and burn all at once.

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