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The July 25th issue of Jinja Shinpō had a short article about an Ōōharaë, or possibly Daiōharaë (大大祓) ceremony at Takuhirëshi Jinja, in Toyama. This was performed on the flood plains around the Jinzū River, which runs just behind the jinja (and which has a name meaning “passing kami river”). The ceremony is performed to give thanks for the blessings of nature, and the senior priest at the jinja, Revd Hayashi (who, I think, is the son of the chief priest) started doing it two years ago in response to… Read More »Big Big Purification