第10番【 夏至(げし) 】

No. 10 [Summer Solstice]

Twenty-Four Seasons No. 10 [Summer Solstice]



When the days are the longest in the year.
As in "towards summer," it means full-fledged summer.
The temperature is rising and the heat is increasing day by day, but daylight hours are getting shorter little by little as we head into winter.

The summer solstice, when the sun's energy is most powerfully felt, is also said to be the New Year's Day of the solar year.Many ruins of civilizations remain around the world from ancient times, when there was a strong belief in the sun, and the custom of performing rituals has been passed down since ancient times. Even today, they exist all over the world.
For example, the Oyu stone circles in Akita Prefecture from the Jomon period are used as sundials.
When you hear the name Amaterasu Omikami, the sun god, you think of Ise Grand Shrine.
Futami Okitama Shrine is famous as a sunrise spot, and also hosts a festival called the Summer Solstice Festival.

Also, it is said to be ``Nagoshi no Harae,''
Around the eve of June, ``Kaya no Wa Guri'' is probably held at shrines all over the country.

The origin of summer purification lies in the ``Great Purification,'' a ritual held twice a year.
Daipura is a Shinto ritual that has its roots in the misogiharai of Izanagi no Mikoto.
It was a ritual to purify the mind and body of impurities and misfortune.
As we enter June, our bodies have not yet gotten used to the heat and are easily tired both physically and mentally.
It seems that it was considered a time to cleanse and prepare your mind and body in preparation for the full-fledged summer season.

The 72 lords of [Rikka] are expressed as follows.

First weather <Nostalgia Karuru>
Next candidate <Iris flower (Ayamehanasaku)>
The Last Descendant <Hangeshozu>

The family crest we will introduce today is “Hisashi”
Hiashi means sunlight,
It is said to be a family crest that symbolizes sun worship.
Considering the existence of God, it is thought that the light extending from the sun was expressed as a "leg" as a personal treatment.
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