Do You Know? Festival in Japan
Learn how rice was planted centuries ago in Japan with rice-planting rituals at Otaue Rice Planting Festival (御田植神事) on June 14 at Osaka's Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine! Using oxen, harnessed to wooden plows and priests to perform a purification ritual and distribute the seedlings. Then festival participants begin to plant the seeds dressed in traditional garb while a variety of rituals, dances, and songs are performed!