mush912 said:Can anyone tell me the dates for the Kanamara Matsuri festival in 2005?
Kora KoraDamicci said:
mush912 said:So you're saying April 2nd. I have seen so many different dates and i am unable to read the Japanese sites, so it's hard for me to tell. Thanks for the input!
Hiroyuki Nagashima said:If you go to the Japanese country, you can often watch an object of worship which resembled this.
It is a flow of ancient shamanism.
I do not display it by an ethical problem. :sorry:
It seems that weather was not the best this year.Meshimori Onna, a name meaning waitress but actually the term given to prostitutes who serviced travelers along the Tokaido, began the Kanamara Festival in the Edo Period (1604-1868), when they offered prayers at the shrine for prosperous business and protection from sexually transmitted diseases, gonorrhea in particular.
Now, the shrine continues to attract worshippers for the same reasons, while operators say visitors can also pray for childbirth, healthy offspring, easy delivery and marital harmony.