Yudate matsuri

Yudate matsuri
   Cauldron ceremony. A ceremony in which water is boiled in a large cauldron and then sprinkled over participants and worshippers with bamboo fronds. It bears some relation to other heat-generating rites such as firewalking and is sometimes used to enable a miko to become possessed by the kami. A stylised version of the rite which originated at Ise forms part of the kagura repertoire, as yudate kagura.

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