Futotamabashira Festival/lit. Large Siritual Pillar festival
‘¾‹Ê’ŒÕ/Futotamabashira-sai
Last Sunday of January (annual)
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Futotamabashira Replacing Festival (Every 4 or 5 years)
‘¾‹Ê’Œ‘¢‘֍Õ/Futotamabashira-Zohtaisai




Pictures of Futotama-bashira replacing Festival in 2009

Remove old Futotama-bashira See through the hole after removing
Futotama-bashira
Clean a hole after removing the pillar
(approx. 310cm-deep)
Carry a new pillar We can touch the upper part of "Futotama-
bashira" before setting.
Lifting up

Futotama-bashira suspended from a crane


Move Futotama-bashira carefully Careful footing Putting shimenawa on


Purify the new Futotama-bashira by@tossing
kirinusaØ–ƒ/Ø•¼, sacred Shinto's
confetti-like paper.
Pray