nokizukesai 檐付祭
KEY WORD : architecture / general terms
A ceremony performed before a thatched roof *kayabuki yane 茅葺屋根, is hid. Originally a carpenter carried out the ceremony but at an unknown time, a Shinto priest became responsible for performing the ritual. At Ise Jinguu 伊勢神宮 in Mie prefecture, when the main sanctuary *Shouden 正殿 is rethatched, a gift is first offered to the deity, Yafune-no-kami 屋船の神. Then a shrine official responsible for the construction, followed by craftsmen and roof thatchers, lay thatch on the end of the south eave.


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