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The festival rite of Togakushi-jinja in Wara
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戸隠神社(Togakushi-jinja, a Shinto shrine) has the by-name 九頭宮神社(Kuzunomiya-jinja).
So some people call the festival九頭の宮祭(Kuzunomiya-sai / Kuzunomiya Matsuri).

The origin of the festival is the catastrophic drought which was happened in this area about 400 years ago. Poor people prayed to 九頭大明神(the Great God Kuzu) to help them. Since them the festival rite has been dedicated by the district people.

Several types of rites, dances and music are dedicated in the festival. カラクリ(Karakuri,windup doll), one of the dedications was started during Bunsei era (1818-1830). This is only festival rite in Gujo city which you can see the Karakuri.

戸隠神社(Togakushi-jinja, a Shinto shrine)
PLACE: 1-1 Miyaji, Wara-cho, Gujo city, Gifu, Japan
DATE: Taiiku-no-hi, a national holiday in October
CONTACT: * Wara Kanko Kyoukai