Boat-spirit. A female divinity who protects and helps mariners and fishermen. She is represented by symbols such as a woman's hair, dice, money and the five grains inserted into the mast of a boat.

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  • Funadama matsuri —     Boat festival held on August 15 at the Hodosan jinja, Saitama. It dates from the Tokugawa period when travellers by raft from Chichibu to Edo prayed for safe passage on the Arakawa river …   A Popular Dictionary of Shinto

  • Kamakura's festivals and events — The city of Kamakura in Kanagawa Prefecture has many festivals (nihongo|matsuri|祭り) and other events in all of the seasons, usually based on its rich historical heritage. They are often sponsored by private businesses and, unlike those in Kyoto,… …   Wikipedia

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