Part 3: Sumiyoshi Shrine festival – Day 1

%e5%88%9d%e6%97%a5_1Beginning of the festival, a fictitious lion figure will visit the shrine. Banners for the pillars is up, festive music are playing, and all the neighborhood people – young and old are out celebrating this special festival.  On the first day of the festival, a fictitious lion figure will walk around the shrine and then will head to all the neighborhood to bless people.

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第三章「住吉神社例大祭~初日~」獅子頭宮出し、巡行
いよいよ本祭りの始まりです、幟柱に幟が上がり、お囃子の音が町中に響き渡り、老いも若きも犬までもが祭り気分一色です。初日には神社で清祓を受けた数体の獅子頭が揃衣の若衆によって命が与えられたかのように、境内で激しく激突しその後、佃の街を練り歩いてゆく。

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