January 14, 2011

"Santera Mairi" in Hida Furukawa

"Santera Mairi" is a traditional buddhism event
continues over 300 years in Hida Furukawa.

People visit three temples in town to appreciate
great achievement of Saint Shinran who started Shingonsyu.

At meiji era, many girls in Hida go to Shinsyu(Nagano)
away from their home to work.

They return to Hida spending new year's holidays with their family.

"Santera mairi" was the only chance for people
to find a nice girl as a bride for their son.

From this episode, "Santera Mairi" is now known as a event
that people find their marriage.

【Date】15 January


【Place】@Seto Canal in Hida Furukawa

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