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light-hearted "Tageta shrine honen festival" in which the dankon, large wooden phalli, are
in a procession from Kumano-jinja shrine to Tagata-jinja
shrine, is held to pray for both procreation and bountiful harvests.
The giant phallus - which is an offering and not a deity or
a object of worship - is 2,50 m long and weighs
about 400 kg, is called "O-owasegata". Tagata shrine ist dedicated to
Tamahime-no-Mikoto, daughter of a feudal lord and Mitoshi-no-Kami,
a deity of harvests.