Thursday, July 30, 2009

Pic of Aso's Onda matsuri

Here's a picture we took recently of this year's Onda matsuri, which is held right after the rice planting to offer prayers and wishes for a bountiful harvest.

Tourists watch a procession of young women known as unari carrying boxes of rice seedlings to Aso Shrine, where they'll offer them up to the gods.

—Mellow Monk

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