|CATEGORY: architecture / roofing tiles|
| A ceremony to celebrate the completion of a tiled
roof in the area of Oita City, Oita prefecture. The senior craftsman, sakan
no touryou 左官の棟梁, mounts the ridge of the roof and makes an offering of food
and sake to the gods. Then, from the end of the ridge he throws large pieces of
pounded rice cake, mochi 餅, down to the master of the house and his family.
Today, such ceremonies are still carried out.
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