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People still come to Izumo to pray for strong relationships, especially marriages.  In October, a festival welcomes the kami to the nearby seacoast and a procession escorts them to the shrine.  Near a main shrine building, worshippers tie their fortunes to a tree so that the gods will remember them.
Copyright © 2007, Helen and Steve Rindsberg

People still come to Izumo to pray for strong relationships, especially marriages. In October, a festival welcomes the kami to the nearby seacoast and a procession escorts them to the shrine. Near a main shrine building, worshippers tie their fortunes to a tree so that the gods will remember them.