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It is now known as a material for Tsumago, and in some areas it seems that glue from this tree is used as a material for the plaster, but the name of the tree seems to be black on the surface of the wood, like the late Tomitaro Makino How is it because there is something?


If you know that there are other trees such as Aomoji and Shiromoji, it seems that the theory does not always seem to be successful.


I don't know how to read "literary works" in an old book, but when I hear people in the country, I call him Cromonja.


This may have changed with today's black moji.


Around Kyoto, this tree was called Torigi or Torishiba, and there was a practice of tying it to this tree when offering birds for hunting.


In the Tohoku region, when a hunter catches a kite, a deer, or sometimes a bird in the mountains, the predecessor first places a part of the internal organs of the prey, especially the heart, etc. There is.


Several other examples of such offerings for the festival of God also highlight one characteristic of the Japanese inherent belief that was dedicated to the gods by attaching a crab to the festival tree.


At present, we are dedicated to Nusa, and we use silk linen and pure white paper attached to the festival tree, which is collectively referred to as money, but originally we gave food to the tree. It seems to have been a thing.


And because this tree was not only the center of the festival, but also a throne offered by an invisible spirit, he thought that it was the most reliable method of communication.


By the way, when a natural raw branch is used as a festive tree, it is still true that the most widely used is still true. Moreover, the distribution of this tree is not nationwide.


In fact, around Tokyo, * is substituted, and as you go further to the north, in extreme cases, there are examples of local areas using firewood and pine, etc. It cannot be considered that Japan's inherent belief has gone north.


At the end of Edo, there was a dispute between many nationalists about the song of the god play, “If you turn over the incense of Aoba” This theory is also known in some examples, but this alone does not provide proof that all the previous moths were samurai, but rather, other trees were also used, depending on the choice of those who worship God. Even the guess that it was possible.


And sincerity doesn't smell.


If this song was a trace of the Japanese scent of memories, it seems that our ancestors who gradually moved from the south to the north were using this scented black moji or the like for the festival tree. Is n’t it?


Inari faith


Talking about the dam that penetrated the middle of the Yodogawa village from north to south, I talked a bit earlier, but if you go down along this ditch, you will see a small forest of about five or six square meters.


When the beautiful wisteria blossomed in the trees, it became a peaceful feeling for children.


It was also reminded of his ancestors that his father told him about the rice field called Nishisho, where his father said, “It was our rice field, but Matsunosuke was selling.” It comes.


Every time I go home, I visit there, but the forest that changes every time reminds me of the changing times.


There was a small Inari-like bush in the forest.


I heard that there are now Inari lectures centered on it, but at that time it was just a small kite, and its familiarity with the forest attracted attention to the study of the Inari faith and kites. there were.


Originally, Inari was in the center of a block of paddy fields, that is, the same water that was drawn or the same shade, and the neighborhood of Seijo-cho in the suburbs of Tokyo, where I live, remained the remnants of the countryside. As a result, there are still many mounds dedicated to Inari-sama, and there are legends about the mounds surrounding each mound.


For example, in the town where I was, there was an old man who loved talking about Mr. Kuhei, and he told me this story in the house where I attended.