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Mikage Shrine, Professor Nakanishi Akira with Shimogamo Gon Guji (Deputy Head Priest) outside shrine gate
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Mikage Shrine, Professor Nakanishi Akira with Shimogamo Gon Guji (Deputy Head Priest) outside shrine gate
Work Type
documentary photographs
Date
December 2, 1993
Location
Location: Yase; Kyoto; Kyoto; Japan; Asia; Variant: Hase, Yasego
Creation/Discovery Site: Asia»Japan»Kyoto»Kyoto»Yase
Mikage Jinja
Description
Work Description: On the same day he visited Kamigamo’s Koyama, Prof. Nakanishi also visited Shimogamo, where the reception was much more welcoming. He was escorted by Shimogamo Shrine’s Head Priest (Guji) and Deputy Head-Priest (Gon Guji) to Mikage Shrine at the bottom of Mount Hiei. MIKAGE SHRINE: Mikage Jinja is a shinto shrine situated in the town of Yase at the base of Mt. Hiei in the eastern part of Kyoto. The Mikage Festival, a ritual for bringing the deities of Shimogamo Shrine from the mountain to Shimogamo, begins at Mikage Shrine. MIKAGE MATSURI: During the Mikage Festival, Shimogamo priests visit the small Mikage Shrine to escort the deities (kami) from their living mountain abode to the actual Shimogamo Shrine precincts for the Aoi Festival. En route, the procession pauses at Akanomiya Shrine. The festival is presently held on May 12th, a few days before the Aoi Festival itself. Shrine priests, attendants and Shinto musicians, dressed in Heian Period costumes, assemble at Mikage Shrine in the village of Yase in the foothills of Mount Hiei in the early morning. Formerly many of the participating dignitaries arrived on horseback and the deities were solemnly transported on a white horse to Shimogamo’s Kawai Shrine. Postwar modernization has rendered this impractical and the participants now travel in several minibuses and the deities are transported on the back of a small pick-up truck to Kawai Shrine. For the last part of the event, the solemn procession from Kawai Shrine through the Tadasu-no-mori (Tadasu Forest) to the main precincts of Shimogamo Shrine, the deity is moved on the back of a white horse. Once the deities have been brought into the inner shrine they are considered formally in residence at the shrine. The ceremonial procession and festival takes the entire day.
Subject
Japanese;East Asian;Asian;Shinto
SC Accession
498623D
SC Order
ord025527
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Image and scholarly information provided by David Boggett. Cataloging provided by Smith College Imaging Center, Department of Art, Hillyer Hall, Northampton, MA 01063; Elisa Lanzi, Director; voice: 413-585-3106; fax: 413-585-3119; elanzi@smith.edu. To use this image for purposes outside of the ARTstor Terms and Conditions of Use, please contact: David Boggett, davidboggett@Yahoo.co.uk. ©David Boggett. Universal
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