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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 Hakajishi of Same-Kagura.
Speaking of the traditional Japanese festivals in August, people must think about the "O-Bon". O-Bon is a festival of tomb-sweeping and mukaebi-lighting to thank the gods and ancestors. The O-Bon is usually held around August 13～16 （varied from place to place）， during this period, many companies will stop working, and people will return home to sweep the tombs, meet their relatives and offer ancestors. This time I'd like to introduce to you the methods of Japanese offering ancestors during O-Bon.
The "Doujinshi" refers to the magazines or publications produced by individuals/associations, which are the self-published books, while the Shougyoushi is different from the Doujinshi, it is a kind of book that the publisher pay for the author to write.