Chinowa Kuguri is a type of shinto ritual and one of the rites of “Nagoshi no Harae” often translated as “summer passing” in English. It is believed that by passing through the ring of chigaya, grasses entwined around a circle of bamboo, that it will increase ones chances of getting through the hot sultry summer in good health.
From Saitama’s tourism website
You can walk through a chigaya in Suguro Shrine in Sakado from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th.
Chinowa Kuguri Access
You can get a “Tobu Bus” from Wakaba Station bound for Kawajima Yakuba (川島役場) to Suguro elementary school and walk five minutes to the shrine.
Map, event’s official webpage, contacts and other information in the grey details box at the very bottom of the post.
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