Friday, October 23, 2009
The dedication tree to God
This is a state when dedicate a tree to Ise-jingu Grand Shrine.
They give thanks to God of the tree to cut down from now on.
This act of God is called "mitsuogiri".
The Shinto priest purifies the tree.
Only the woodcutter be chosen cuts a tree only with an axe surely.
Because it is a holy place, all of them wear white clothes and a white tabi.
It is a holy mountain and tree of special God.
There is in Kiso City, Nagano Prefecture.
The height has this tree more than 25 meters, more than 300 years old.
This mountain is called a misomayama. 御杣山（みそまやま）」
It make progress with 300km carefully from here Kiso City to Isesh City, Mie Prefecture.
The sacred tree takes four days by the way of the person.
Dedication tree to Ise-jingu Grand Shrine of Japanese God.
The carpenter purified processes a tree.
They are specialized carpenters making a Shinto shrine and a temple. They are called a "miya daiku".
All ceremony takes eight years from May, 2005.
It performs 30 festivals and events in the meantime.
Ise-jingu Grand Shrine is completed newly in October, 2013.
The rebuilding called "shikinenn sennguu".
It is performed every 20 years, and it is the 62nd by this time, from the ancient times 1240 years ago.
All photograph is cooperation of the this site.