'Grand Festival'. The top class of festivals as contrasted with chusai (middling festivals) and shosai (minor festivals). It refers to major festivals such as those that attract a kenpeishi. After the Meiji restoration these festivals were fixed by law, but in the post­war period they are determined by the Jinja Honcho in the "jinja saishi kitei" (regulations on shrine festivals). According to these regulations the taisai may for example be a rei-sai or reitaisai ([great] regular festival), niiname-sai (harvest festival), chinza-sai (enshrinement ceremony), senza-sai (shrine-transfer rite) goshi-sai or a festival which has a special historical connection with the shrine.

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