Jul 2, 2017

Kaeru-tobi Ritual at Kimpusenji Temple on Mt. Yoshino, Nara Pref.

Kaeru-tobi Ritual at Kimpusenji Temple on Mt. Yoshino, Nara Pref.

7th July, 2017 | Kimpusenji Temple on Mt. Yoshino, Nara Pref.
Kaeru-tobi, or the religious lesson of story-telling at Kimpusenji Temple on Mt. Yoshino, Nara Pref. The ritual of renge-e, or parishioners on the boats who pick up lotus flowers and donate them to each temple.

A man wearing a frog costume on a float is carried to the Zao-do Temple, and there the Kaeru-tobi ritual, in which the frog pantomimes the story of the impious local man who was transformed into a frog and then transformed back to a human being thanks to the Buddhist Sutra cited by a pious priest.   (*reference: Japan Times)  












# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170707kaeru.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
http://www.town.yoshino.nara.jp/kanko-event/welcome/year-event/kaerutobi.html














「金峯山寺 蓮華会・蛙飛び」奈良県吉野町

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