Great purification of Summer (Nagoshi-no Oharae / 夏越しの大祓)

Great purification of Summer (Nagoshi-no Oharae / 夏越しの大祓) is an annual event which is held on the 30th of June.
People absolve their sins and impurities at shrines.

The annual ceremony of the Great Purification at the palace and shrines to remove committed sins and stains. Great purification of Summer (Nagoshi-no Oharae  / 夏越しの大祓) held in June and Annual Shinto ritual of purification (Toshikoshi-no harae (年越の祓) held in December, respectively.

Oharae is an ancient Shinto purification ritual in which one-hundred court officials (including imperial princes) gathered in front of the Suzaku-mon Gate on the last day of the sixth and twelfth months of the year to cleanse people of their sins and purify them.

 

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Chinowa kuguri
; To purify themselves people go through a ring of blady grass three times at shrines.

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