< Danjiri >
On May 5, this year, I went to the shrine in north Awaji.
“Danjiri” means a float of a festival.
There are Danjiri of about 300 in this island.
In this time, these parade from each town to a shrine everywhere.
＜ Draugh- Danjiri ＞
Children play at the periphery of the Danjiri.
Children inside it have been sounding a drum and some bells.
＜ Children draw a Danjiri. ＞
＜ Hutonn Danjiri. Hutonn means a Japanese-style bedding, is red thing on top of Danjiri. ＞
Many bearers sway the Danjiri up and down, and two women beat time on top of it.
Saying “ cyo–sa,cyo–sa”
The festive mood was rising to fever pitch.
＜ bearers have grimace of pain ＞
Men drink alcohol, are sweating, and squeeze out voice and power.
The bearers become one with Danjiri.
＜ in the precincts of a shrine ＞
The bearers came front the shine and put Danjiri, then they faithfully drive off the ill luck.
Then, they recited praying for people’s safety this year all together.
Next time is followed.