Jul 5, 2018

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

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

7th July, 2018 | 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/180707kaeru.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  













「金峯山寺 蓮華会・蛙飛び」奈良県吉野町

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