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Ae no Koto あえのこと

Participate in a harvest ceremony unique to the Noto Peninsula

The people of the Noto Peninsula celebrate the harvest and give thanks every season in a ritual called Ae no Koto. Ae no Koto thanks the kami (Shinto deity) of the rice fields by inviting it into the home and offering it a hot meal and bath. The head of the household acts as host to the kami, making conversation and keeping it company through its stay.

Visitors can experience Ae no Koto for themselves at Gorokuan in Yanagida Park. The “Banquet of the Gods” event lets patrons participate in the Ae no Koto ritual and dine on local cuisine. It is held on the second and third weekends each month (except July and August). Advance reservations are required.


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