Himachi
   Waiting for the sun. A popular religious custom in which a group of devotees meets at a member's home on certain days such as the 15th of the first, fifth and ninth months of the lunar calendar, remain awake all night and complete their devotions at sunrise. Since the Meiji period Shinto priests have usually been involved in himachi.
   See also Tsukimachi.

A Popular Dictionary of Shinto. .

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  • Amaterasu o-mikami —    Heaven shining great kami. The kami enshrined principally at the inner shrine of the Ise jingu and at numerous other shrines throughout Japan. The name is widely translated Sun goddess . The gender of Amaterasu was not settled until the sixth… …   A Popular Dictionary of Shinto

  • Tsukimachi —    A moon waiting assembly. A popular religious custom in which a group of believers meets on specified evenings, e.g. 15th, 17th, 19th and 23rd days of the first, fifth and ninth months of the lunar calendar, to worship and pray.    See also… …   A Popular Dictionary of Shinto

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