Hassokuan
   A wide eight-legged table normally made of hinoki. It is used in a shrine to support ritual items such as heihaku, tamagushi and food offerings (shinsen).

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  • Himorogi —    A form of elementary, perhaps prototypical, shrine or shintai comprising an unpolluted space marked out by stakes and shimenawa or surrounded by evergreens, with a sacred sakaki tree at the centre as the seat of the kami. Nowadays the sakaki… …   A Popular Dictionary of Shinto

  • Saikigu —    Ritual furniture and utensils used in shrine ceremonies such as hassokuan, sanbo and takatsuki …   A Popular Dictionary of Shinto

  • Shinsen —    Sacred food offerings. Ritual offerings of food and drink for the kami. The content of the offerings will vary according to the kami and the occasion (matsuri etc.) on which the food is offered, but the nature of food offerings and the careful …   A Popular Dictionary of Shinto

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