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Mitarashi-matsuri

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Mitarashi-matsuri, a festival that is held every summer at Shimogamo-shrine in Kyoto.

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Only during the festival, people are allowed to step into the pond with deity water of the shrine. Soak feet in the beautiful and cool pond, light a candle, then have the water of the shrine.

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This is a festival for people to remove their sins and impurities and to wish for their health and longevity.

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Shimogamo – jinja shrine (Welcome to Kyoto)

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posted by Patty , 8月 1, 2010 15:11:34 (Tokyo) :

Aww, this festival seems so nice!!!
You can enjoy a summer day in a pretty place and make good wishes! :D

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posted by Be Aoi , 8月 2, 2010 0:59:01 (Tokyo) :

Ooh..so nice! i need to go to Nihon some dayy..

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