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Kumano Hongu Taisha｜Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau
Kumano Hongu Taisha Spring Festival : April 13th fathers and their young sons purify themselves in the sacred waters of Yunomine Onsen before walking over the Dainichi-goe section of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route to Oyunohara wearing traditional costumes. The young boys have the character for big on their forehead and are forbidden to touch the ground.
National Geographic Your Shot
Kumano Kodo is a pilgrimage route where it is said that dead people come back to life. The Kii-ji Route was used by the Imperial family and noblemen, from the middle of the Heian Period (794-1192) to the Kamakura Period (1192-1333). The Ise-ji Route became popular among the common people in the Edo Period.