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Awashima shrine

Japan (English)Posted by anker Tuesday, August 21 2007 21:09:32

The Awashima shinto shrine in Kada in Wakayama prefecture is a very interesting place to visit with hundreds of dolls, toys and a great number sculptures, figurines statues and carvings. Blog ImageToday a Shinto ritual at Awashima Shrine takes place on March 3rd not so much for exorcising evil spirits, but for allowing owners of old dolls to offer them to the shrine and let them return to their eternal home by way of the sea. Doll owners tend to be quite attached to their dolls, having had them since childhood.

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