Tag: shrine

Sacred New Year’s Rope

Many shrines put chinowa (braided straw ropes) at the entrance to the shrine at New Year’s and other times of purifications. Worshipers at the shrine pass through the ring as an act of purification from misdeeds,...

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Mizuko Shrine

Shrine for “mizuko,” aborted and miscarried babies. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to...

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