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Mibu no Hana Taue, ritual of transplanting rice in Mibu, Hiroshima

UNESCO: Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - 2011 URL: http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/RL/00411 Description: Mibu no Hana Taue is a Japanese agricultural ritual asking the rice deity to assure an abundant rice harvest. It takes place in two communities of Hiroshima Prefecture on the first Sunday of June after rice transplanting is completed. Villagers, cattle, an elder leader and colourfully dressed girls re-enact the stages of planting and transplanting a rice field specially reserved for this event. Participants sing accompanied by drums, flutes and small gongs. Transmission is ensured by the elders who also oversee the ritual's smooth execution. Country(ies): Japan ? 2009 by Kitahiroshima-cho Duration: 00:09:25 - Support: DVD (0041100003)
Length: 09:26

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