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Nebuta, Bean Leaf Tonmare


There was (Local Studies Vol. 7, No. 7).


In the past, there is a theory that the leaves of the privet tree were used to rub the eye and face from the head and flow it into the river (ibid., Vol. 6, No. 2), but this also always used the dialect Nebuta, that is, the tree of joy. I think that Ibota is a mistake.


The reason why the floweriness of one event is different between towns and villages is that anyone can easily guess.


If this custom is a distant one, there is no concern that started in Minato or the castle town, that is, the current form must be developed later, but strangely only this point is taken by the proud person of the country. It's wrong.


There are still many people who want to explain the origin of the product, even though it is old.


In Akita prefecture, the sleepiness of the villages was very different from that of the town, and it was preserved for a long time.


Then, the so-called Kanto in Akita City has been as prosperous as it is now for more than a hundred years.


A few crossbars are passed over a long bamboo, and a large lantern forty-five is hung on it.


I think it was more magnificent than the night Tanabata in Niigata, because it was said that a person with a lot of power was selected and held alone, and was accompanied by 34 people.


This is the sleep of this castle, but before it was shed, it seems that it was mainly to parade around the towns and compete for splendor.


It is said that Noshiro Minato's sleep flow was particularly remarkable.


The height is three lengths and four lengths, the width is two lengths, and the house-shaped dolls have been skillfully used to color the five colors with waxed paper, and they have spared no expense every year to compete for new things.


Moreover, the people who slept in the villages at the same time simply broke the culm by the number of their ages, entwined it with a piece of grass, laid it under a pillow and slept. That's what he called an event that just drained into the river early in the morning of the 7th (Akita Customs Questionnaire).


What draws our attention here is that even in the same Senboku district, there are two lands, which are also called Nebuta sinks and Nebuta sinks.


In Kazuno-gun, Miyagawa-mura in the south is called Nemuri-nagashi (folklore, Vol. 2, No. 7), and in Mouma in the north, it is called Nempta.


You probably knew that both were the same, but it's hard to decide which one is in front of you.


In my imagination, the use of the word nebuta as a noun involves more than just an idea, a psychological process.


In other words, it seems that it was based on the idea that there is something called Nebuta that afflicts people, something that can be washed away even if it can not be said to be sleepy, and the dialect of Nebuta is probably the first to come. It helped this.


I think that the Nebuta tree dialect has a much wider area, and the custom of shedding the branches of this tree is also wider than the land of Nebuta Nagashi.


Another important thing is that even within the same South Akita, if you go to the Oga Peninsula, the deadline for the Nebri sink is already different.


For example, in Wakimoto Village, which is close to Hachirogata, the same name is used to send the Buddha on the 16th of the Bon Festival. The tag received from the temple, that is, the Buddha, is tied to it, and the fire is lit and the drum is beaten to send it to a place in the village.


That is the Nebri sink of this land.


There is also a custom of eating red rice seven times and bathing in water seven times on the seventh day, and children have lanterns again in the evening, but it is said that there is no such name here (Peasant's memoir at the foot of the cold wind).


I suspect that the first intention of the sleep is one proof that was originally the same as that of the soul-sending and the Holy Spirit boat, but this alone is still difficult to obtain the consent of many people.



I wrote about Nebuta-nagashi in various parts of Aomori prefecture long ago (Local Studies Vol. 2, No. 5), and since then it has become more and more famous nationwide. There is no need to describe it, but to mention just a few points, first of all, Nebuta, a large town today, has no similarities compared to the sleeper in Shinshu. It's wrong.