Aenoko, a prominent folk event in Okunoto, is a ritual to worship and show gratitude to the deity of the rice field who ensures good growth and an abundant harvest of rice. On December 5, at the end of the year’s harvest, the deity is welcomed from the rice field by the head of the family, and offered an elaborate meal at their home. The deity is then returned to the rice field on February 9, having spent the long, cold winter indoors. Although the ritual was performed by most farming households in Okunoto area in old times, these days only few households continue to perform the event as it had been. However, all the farmers go about their work paying homage and showing a feeling of gratitude towards the rice field deity who watches over their rice growing.