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Otaue shinji (Rice planting rites) in Sumiyoshi taisha in Osaka. A row of Japanese women in ceremonial dress take part in rice planting rites. The women in the procession wear special ceremonial costumes, decorative hats and hold fans. A row of men are holding large umbrellas over the women. The men wear hats, white ceremonial garments, and sandals. A crowd of people are partially visible behind the procession. In the distance are individuals dressed in Euro-American clothing and hats. Trees are visible in the background.

Lantern slide by Gertrude Bass Warner