Otaue Rice Planting Festival

An age-old festival celebrates Japan's staple food

By Mandy Bartok   Jun 16, 2013 - 1 min read
Jun 14
Venue: Sumiyoshi Shrine When: Friday - Jun 14th 2019 ,  1:00pm - 5:00pm

Rice is Japan's staple crop and there is no better way to celebrate that crucial relationship than at the annual Otaue Rice Planting Festival at Sumiyoshi Shrine, on June 14th in Osaka. Shinto priests oversee the symbolic planting of the shrine's flooded rice paddy, while entertainment in the form of dancing, singing and play sword-fighting accompanies the proceedings. It's a unique event that is definitely worth seeking out if you are in the region in June.

Jun 16, 2013

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Cordelia Ding 2 years ago
This looks so exciting!
Shri Bhagwan Sharma 2 years ago
my native place is popular paddy / rice planting area. We like to do our tradition job. it is still going on in my village. i am in service, but my relatives are still doing this job.as shown in picture,we are rooting out the paddy plant in pre prepared land in same manner shown shown in this picture. one difference I observed here the people doing planting in this picture here and there but we are planting rice in systematic row or columns. all workmen start from one end and go to another end in same manner. thanks for sharing this festival
Shri Bhagwan Sharma 2 years ago
Good Quality PICTURES
Shri Bhagwan Sharma 2 years ago
informative & creative. Paddy Cultivation.
Andrew Choi 2 years ago
quality pictures!