Protest demonstration at Suwa Taisha Shrine in Nagano.

January 2, 2015
Protest demonstration at Suwa Taisha Shrine in Nagano.

■You should stop cruelties to any creature

■Cruelty of adults is virtually handed down to children via live frogs on skewers

■Stop the skewering of live frogs! Request a substitute,

■The Japanese should open their hearts and love small life.

■Now that the Katori shrine and Kashima shrine quarrel has been lost, it looks like the god that flowed into Suwako Lake favors bullying the weak by Shinto ritual sacrifice.

This is the Facebook page of Kishimoto.
We did a demonstration to Suwa Taisha shrine protesting against anachronistic skewer sacrifice of frogs.


Good evening and a happy new year.
Thank you so much for your support last year.
Last night, I went to Nagano with Yui and some volunteers.
We gathered with the representatives of Capin from Ibaraki and a lawyer, Kei and Vivian from Kansai.
Then went to Suwa Taisha Shrine for the protest demonstration against the skewer sacrifice of frogs.
This was my first experience holding a placard and protesting.
I have seen young people do this in Facebook.
I fully realize this is hard activity.
I endured booing and abuse, and carried through with faith.
We were interviewed by the journalists of several companies.
Police also came.
But we did not do any illegal actions at all and there was no problem.
This is because a lawyer accompanied us.
The temperature was below freezing, and there was heavy snow.
Everyone became white, and our hands and feet are benumbed with cold.
I hope people have at least a little feeling about how wrong this Shinto ritual is.
I stopped by my mother’s house on the way home.

This is a video made by LIA, of the Shinto ritual of skewering a frog at Suwa Taisha shrine.










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