Thank you for reading Japan Culture Project -Shishimai Series-!
Do you start becoming interested in Japanese performing arts? The more you know about it, you will notice that it is a profound traditional arts. We are grad if you have a little interest. Today, let us introduce about a slightly different Shishimai.
When talking about the activities in July, it must be the "Tanabata" on July 7th.
Prior to this, I have been introducing to you many ritual activities of Japan in different seasons which are originated from Chinese Culture, and, the Tanabata is also came from China. July 7th is one of gosekku too, this time I'd like to introduce to you the Japan’s Tanabata.
Speaking of summer, mosquitoes are undoubtedly the number one enemy for people. In Japan, people are used to use mosquito coil to pick up such enemies. Here I would like to point out whether you know the kayalibuta, which is called summer monk poem. Then why is it in the shape of a pig? In fact, the origin of it is very different and it cannot be concluded. Today I will introduce the most famous version to you.