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Myoken Taisai Festival

Chiba Shrine and Central of Chiba City, Chiba, Chiba Prefecture
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This is a regular summer festival at Chiba Jinja Shrine in Chiba city. Since it began in 1127, this historic festival has been held every year without fail. Festivities continue for seven days, starting on August 16th, when the portable shrine is brought out of the shrine grounds, and concluding on August 22nd, when the portable shrine is brought back. In accordance with long-established customs, the portable shrine is carried in a particular manner and the drums are beaten in a certain rhythm, which is quite unlike that of other festivals. Carriers raise both hands high into the air to lift the portable shrine as they bring it back inside the shrine grounds. The Ursa Major constellation is said to be an image of the bodhisattva Myoken. People make wishes on each of the seven stars in the constellation. There is a legend that "if you make a wish during the week of the festival, it is bound to come true". This is known as Hitokoto Myoken Taisai ("Wishing Myoken Taisai Festival").
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Chiba Shrine and Central of Chiba City, Chiba, Chiba Prefecture
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