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tama matsuri – 06 / 26 / 2014
tama matsuri たままつり 魂祭
tama (soul, spirit)
matsuri (festival, feast, ritual, offer prayers, celebrate, deify, enshrine, worship)

❖ Festival held to pray to, give thanks to, and appease the souls of the dead
bon matsuri
❖ (See bon matsuri)
❖ (See higan, shunbun-no-hi, and shûbun-no-hi)
sorei haishi それいはいし 祖霊拝詞
so (ancestor, founder)
rei (spirit, soul)
sorei (ancestral spirits)
hai (bowing one's head in respect or worship, worship)
shi (words, writing, lyrics)
haishi (prayer)

❖ Ancestor prayer
❖ (See Prayer)
soreisai それいさい 祖霊祭
so (ancestor, founder)
rei (spirit, soul)
sai (ritual, offer prayers, deify, enshrine)

❖ Ceremonies honouring the spirits of ancestors
reisai れいさい 霊祭
rei (spirit, soul)
sai (ritual, offer prayers, deify, enshrine)

❖ This event is held a certain number of years after the funeral to remember the spirit of the deceased
❖ It is usually performed in the 1st, 5th, 10th, and finally 50th year
❖ Also called nensai
nensai ねんさい 年祭
nen (year)
sai (ritual, offer prayers, deify, enshrine)

❖ (Buddhist)

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