Shimada Local Customs

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    Shimada Obi Matsuri

    by taigaa001 Written Oct 14, 2013
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    Obi Matsuri is the biggest and most well-known festivals in Shimada attracting visitors from all over the world. It is held in mid October once in every three years. This year falls on the year of the festival. The festival comprises three kinds of different features, Feudal Lord Procession(Daimyo Gyoretsu), Kashima Dance and dance performance near and on the Yatai float. Particularly unique movement and attire of traditionally-hairstyled men called Yakko is the highlight of the festival. The procession with Yakko dance and portable-shrine carriage starts from Oi Shrine and to the edge of the town called Oyasumi Dokoro or resting place. This year in 2013 the festival was held from October 12 to 14.

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    Hairstyle of the edo era

    by cheesecake17 Written Feb 4, 2006
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    Shimada is also famous for the origin of Shimada-mage, a traditional hair style for women during the Edo period.

    It is said that yujo or prostitutes in Shimada shuku created the hair style.

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    BAMBOO

    by cheesecake17 Written May 13, 2005
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    Bamboo is a very strong plant that grows very straight, very tall and very quick....

    Its a symbolic of prosperity, purity and innocence...

    Bamboo figures in many ancient tales from both China and Japan ...

    There are many festivals around bamboo...TANABATA, on July 7,
    includes writting one's aspirations on 5 color paper streamers and hanging them on bamboo branches for the gods to see...

    Because Japan warm , humid climate is well suited to bamboo cultivation, bamboo is very pretty and is popular motif in traditional Japanese paintings .... Also is an integral part of Japanese life, as a decorative plant, building materials and numerous kinds of utensils for daily use.....

    For years, people were told to run into the bamboo groves in the event of an earthquake because the bamboo's strong structure would hold the earth together...

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Mage Festival on Sunday September 15.

Obi Matsuri Festival will be held on October 12-14, 2013.
The year 2013 will see two great festivals known to the world,...

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