Yakuyoke Shinto Ceremony
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The Yakuyoke Grand Festival is Japan’s most oldest Shinto ritual of praying to avoid disease and pray for good health, and has been held annually for over one thousand years. Aoyama Saidannogi ritual is held with Japanese traditional lanterns lit from midnight on the 17th February to early morning on the 18th. During that time all lights are turned off. Due to the spread of coronavirus, food stalls and Fukubiki were canceled this year. Thousands of worshipers surrounding Tanba city visiting shrine every year pray.