Posts Tagged ‘Day of the Rice God’

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What did I celebrate on Sunday?

June 3, 2013

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The answer is that the first Sunday is June is traditional for celebrating the Day of the Rice God.  From Chase’s Annual Events:

Chiyoda. Annual rice-transplanting festival observed on first Sunday in June. Centuries-old rural folk ritual revived in 1930s and celebrated with colorful costumes, parades, music, dancing and prayers to the Shinto rice god Wbai-sama.

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See also this explanation about the rice planting festival.

rice bowls
Here is a lovely set of rice bowls from Halcyon Pottery.
Disclaimer:  this is a totally self-serving plug from the author, Anne Bonney – pirate-potter.