Created 1-Mar-16
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Every year, on February 23rd, the annual Godairikison Ninno-e Ceremony (五大力尊仁王会) is held at Daigo-ji Temple (醍醐寺) in Kyoto City. In the Mochi age (餅上げ) or “rice cake lifting” event male participants try to lift a 150 kg piece of rice cake and female visitors try to lift 90 kg to dedicate power and pray for their health and happiness. Yamabushi (山伏) from the surrounding mountains come to Daigo-ji to participate. Yamabushi are Japanese Mountain ascetic hermits with a long tradition, endowed with supernatural powers in traditional Japanese mysticism. Many people come from all over Japan and the world to watch this event.
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Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Asia
Subcategory Detail:Japan
Keywords:Buddhism, Daigo-ji, Godairikison, Heritage, Japan, Kyoto, Ninno-e, Temple, World, mochi, 五大力尊仁王会, 醍醐寺, 餅上げ