Did you know?: Mikoshi parades and Japanese culture

Did you know?: Mikoshi parades and Japanese culture

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa

Mikoshi parades are an indispensable element of Japanese culture. A mikoshi is used as a vehicle for a Shinto god during the parades. People believe that their local god leaves his shrine on the mikoshi and tours the community to bless the residents.

 

 

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