Ise Jingū Kannamesai and NīnamesaiPhoto courtesy of Ise Jingū.

Ise Jingū Kannamesai (October 15–25) and Nīnamesai (November 23–29)
(Ise, Mie Prefecture)

In the Kannamesai festival, the year’s new rice harvest is offered to Amaterasu, the sun goddess, to pray for a rich harvest and the continued health of the imperial family and the Japanese nation. In the Nīnamesai the Emperor’s representative offers the gods a ceremonial gift from the year’s harvest.

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