Did you know?: Mikoshi parades in Japanese culture

Did you know?: Mikoshi parades in Japanese culture

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Japan

Mikoshi parades are an indispensable element of Japanese culture. A mikoshi is used as a vehicle for a Shinto god during the parades. People believe that their local god leaves his shrine on the mikoshi and tours the community to bless the residents.



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