Sake is a Japanese alcoholic beverage made from rice. It is often consumed as part of Shinto purification rituals (compare with the use of grape wine in the…
posted on Oct. 28, 2008
The Shinto elements that provide purification are water, salt, fire, sand and sake (rice wine). Before praying to the Shinto deity, worshippers and casual…
posted on Oct. 27, 2008
Religious Activity in Nara
Though don't know the actual context of this activity, I was attracted by their costumes which is really beautiful.
posted on Oct. 24, 2008
posted on Oct. 23, 2008