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Niinamesei

Niinamesei, or the Great Festival of Thanksgiving, is a national holiday in Japan and originally a harvest festival. 

Niinamesai is the most important Shinto rite. 

It is performed in

order to make an offering of the first fruits of a year's grain harvest, thanking the deities for their blessing and also sharing the food produced by these first grains with the deities.

order to make an offering of the first fruits of a year's grain harvest, thanking the deities for their blessing and also sharing the food produced by these first grains with the deities.

Last modified on Friday, 14 February 2014 07:56

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