Nagoshi no Harae : Summer Purification

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Since the old time, on the last day of the first half of the year (the last day of June) we have a purification ceremony at shrines in Kyoto.
This is called ’Nagoshi no Harae’ (summer purification).
We visit the shrine to purify every bad thing in the first half of the year and to pray for happiness and good health during the rest half of the year.

Chi-no-wa at Okazaki Shrine, my favourite shrine, here is really quiet
We pass through this big ring and pray.