Dogomori and Shimenawa in Nomata 

Yesterday, November 30. we went to the little village Nomata in Yame-Joyo. After a welcome speech we went to the surrounding mountains and experienced the great view from the top of the mountains. After lunch at 12 o ´clock, which was prepared by the inhabitants we began to create the sacred shrine rope the shimenawa. Before supper at 5.30 pm we took a walk and visited some little shrines in the mountains and meanwhile the walking we saw the impressing Japanese flora. During the supper we had the time to speak with the inhabitants and experienced the Japanese hospitality. At 6.30 pm the Dogomori, the great fire which is meant to lead kami-sama back to the shrine, was lighted on and the whole Nomata village was watching. To the end at 8 pm a goodbye speech was hold and after the speech we drove back to Fukuoka.

 

written by Ludwig

 

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