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Date Name of the Ceremony Objectives of the Ceremony
January 1st Saitan-sai The ceremony to celebrate the start of the New Year.
January 3rd Genshi-sai The ceremony to celebrate the foundation of Japan by Ninigi-no-mikoto, grandson of Amaterasu Omikami.
January 7th Showa-Tenno-sai-yohai On the day when the late Showa Emperor passed away, a ceremony in memory of the Emperor is conducted in Jingu, parallel to the ceremony performed in the Kyuchukoreiden of the Imperial Palace.
January 11th Ichigatsu-juichinichi-mike
The ceremony to offer sacred food to Amaterasu Omikami and all other deities in Jingu at the Yojoden of the Naiku, followed by a performance of ceremonial music and dances at the Gojoden of Naiku.
January 11th Kenkokukinen-sai The ceremony to celebrate the foundation of the nation and to pray for its further development.
February17th through
February 23rd
Kinen-sai
The ceremony to offer prayers for a plentiful harvest. It is composed of two ceremonies: the one is held to make prayers when the sacred food is served, the other when the Imperial envoy offers the sacred silk and other materials to the kami in the name of the Emperor.
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March
Equinox
Misono-sai The ceremony is held at the Misono fields in Jingu to pray for a plentiful harvest of vegetables and fruits.
March
Equinox
Shunki-koreisai-yohai Paralleling the ceremony to pray for the Imperial ancestors in the Imperial Palace, this ceremony is held in Jingu in memory of the Imperial ancestors.
Early in April Shinden-geshu-sai The ceremony related to the Kanname-sai, where the rice that later would serve at the Kanname-sai and other ceremonies is sowed in the sacred paddies.
April 3rd Jinmu Tenno-sai-yohai On the day when the 1st Emperor Jinmu passed away, paralleling with the ceremony held at the Imperial Palace, a ceremony called yohaishiki is conducted here in Jingu.
May 1st Kanmiso-hoshoku-hajime-sai The ceremony related to the Kanmiso-sai, for weaving both the sacred silk and the sacred hemp at Naiku and the sanctuary Aramatsuri-no-miya is held.
May 13th Kanmiso-hoshoku-chinsha-sai The ceremony to give thanks for the completion of weaving both the sacred silk and sacred hemp beautifully is held.
May 14th Kazahinomi-sai
This ceremony where prayers are offered for fair weather and adequate rain for a rich rice harvest by offering sacred materials such as twigs with silk, traditional raincoats and hats made of straw and formerly used in agriculture, is conducted in May and August.
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May 14th Kanmiso-sai
Twice a year, in May and October, the sacred silk, and the sacred hemp are offered at Naiku and Aramatsuri-no-miya to become the clothing for Amaterasu Omikami. According to Japanese mythology, Amaterasu Omikami had used a handloom in Heaven.
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Early in May Shinden-otaue-hajime-shiki The ceremony of transplanting the rice at the sacre paddies that is to be served at the Kanname-sai.
June 1st Misakadono-sai The ceremony to address prayers to the kami of sake to pray for good fermentation of the sake served in the three great ceremonies of Tsukinami-sai in June and in December, and Kanname-sai in October.
June 15th Okitamanokami-sai
The ceremony to worship Okitamanokami who is the kami protecting the land of the main sanctuary. It is performed at the Naiku prior to the Tsukinami-sai in June and in December, and Kanname-sai in October.
June 15th Miura The ritual is held at the Naiku to establish by divine divination the suitability of the priests to officiate at the ceremonies of Tsukinami-sai in June and December, and Kanname-sai in October.
June 15th
through
June 25th
Tsukinami-sai This is one of the most important ceremonies at Jingu. It is composed of two parts: Yukino-omike Ceremony, the offering of sacred food twice a night, 10:00 P.M. and 2:00 A. M., and the Hoheisai ceremony, where sacred silk and other materials are offered at noon. They are followed by similar ceremonies at Betsugu and other small sanctuaries.
June 30th Oharai
On the last day of a month preceding a month of important ceremonies, a ceremony to purify the priests of Jingu and the court musicians is held. Especially in June and December, a Purification Ceremony for all the staff is conducted.
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August 4th Kazahinomi-sai The ceremony to offer prayers and twigs with silk for fair weather and a bountiful harvest.
Early in September Nuibo-sai The ceremony to harvest the beautifully grown shieves of rice at the sacred paddies. The shieves are later offered at the kanname-sai.
September
Equinox
Shuki-koreisai-yohai Similar to the Shunki-koreisai-yohai ceremony in March.
October 1st Misakadono-sai The same as in June 1st.
October 1st Kanmiso-hoshoku-hajime-sai The same as on May 1st.
October 5th Mishiodono-sai To offer prayers that excellent salt for use in various ceremonies can be made, and that the people engaged in producing the salt are protected.
October 13th Kanmiso-hoshoku-chinsha-sai The same as on May 13th.
October 14th Kanmiso-sai The same as on May 14th.
October 15th Okitamanokami-sai The same as on June 15th.
October 15th Miura The same as on June 15th.
October 15
through
October 25th
Kanname-sai The annual cycle of ceremonies culminates in the Kanname-sai, the most important ceremony in Jingu. It consists of three parts. At first, nocturnal offerings of sacred food are presented in the Yukino-omike ceremony. Then, the Imperial envoy presents sacred offerings of silk and other materials in the Hoheisai ceremony. Finally, ceremonial court music and dance are dedicated to the kami in the Yojoden at night after the Hoheisai ceremony.
Yukino-yubeno-omike ・Geku 15th, 10:00 PM
・Naiku 16th, 10:00 PM

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Yukino-ashitano-omike ・Geku 16th, 2:00 AM
・Naiku 17th, 2:00 AM
Hohei ・Geku 16th, noon
・Naiku 17th, noon
Mikagura ・Geku 16th, 6:00 PM
・Naiku 17th, 6:00 PM
November 23rd
through
November 29th
Niiname-sai
The Niiname-sai ceremony in Jingu is composed of both Omikesai and Hoheisai. These ceremonies are conducted in the name of the Emperor. The Niiname-sai is held parallel to the ceremony at which the Emperor officiates and offers the newly harvested rice to Amaterasu Omikami in the Imperial Palace. By partaking of the food offered he ritually receives the deity's blessings.
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December 1st Misakadono-sai The same as on June 1st.
December 15th Okitamanokami-sai The same as on June 15th.
Miura The same as on June 15th.
December 15th
througth
December 25th
Tsukinami-sai The same as in June.
December 23rd Tencho-sai The ceremony to celebrate the Emperor's birthday.
December 31st Oharai
The same as on June 30th.
Daily Higoto-asayuno-omike-sai Twice every day, both in the morning and in the evening, an offering of food is made to the kami, mainly to Amaterasu Omikami. This takes place at the Mikeden situated at the northeastern side of the main sanctuary building at the Geku. The ceremony has been conducted daily for 1500 years, ever since the kami's enshrinement in Geku.


The ceremonies related to Jingu Taima (talisman) and the calendar
Date Name of the Ceremony Objectives of the Ceremony
January 8th Taima-reki-hosei-hajime-sai The ceremony is held to announce to the kami the start of producing the Jingu Taima (talisman) and the Jingu traditional calendar.
March 1st Taima-reki-hampu-shuryo-sai The ceremony is held in Kaguraden at Naiku to report to the kami that the distribution of Jingu Taima and the calendar has been completed.
Middle in April Taima-yozai-kirihajime-sai Before starting to cut the wood to be made into Jingu Taima, the ceremony to offer the sacred food is conducted at the site of Maruyamasaijo on the top the mountain beyond Uji Bridge.
September 17th Taima-reki-hanpu-hajime-sai
The ceremony is held at Kaguraden, Naiku to report to the kami the beginning of the distribution of Jingu Taima and the calendar to worshipers.
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December 20th Taima-reki-hosei-shuryo-sai The ceremony is held to report the completion of making Jingu Taima and the calendar at the end of the year.
Often Taima-shuhatsu-shiki
The ceremony to purify the new Jingu Taima and amulets once every week.
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