?”Mikoshi”, the Japanese ceremonial wheelless vehicle”Mikoshi” is a vehicle used by a festival of Japan. It is believed that God gets on. When a festival begins, a ceremony is performed in order to pick up God in a “Mikoshi”.
After then, people carry “Mikoshi” on their shoulder and parade around downtown.This parade has meanings that “purify their town” and “spread God’s power”.There are unique and intense “MIkoshi-festival” styles in some areas.“Mikoshi-fight” is a style that bump hard some “Mikoshi” each other. “Mikoshi rampage” is a style that swing “Mikoshi” violently.These intense styles has a meaning that enhance the spirit of God.
When people carry a “Mikoshi” on their shoulder, they shouts “Wasshoi ! Wasshoi !”.
Even Japanese don’t know the origin of “Wasshoi” in detail, but an opinion of “Wa wo seou”(” put peace on a back” in Japanese) is common. There is the astonishing opinion that Hebrew is an origin of it. Is it true??
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