The precincts of a shrine. Generally the outer parts farthest from the seat of the kami are least sacred. The worshipper passes through various boundaries within the keidaichi; under one or more torii, past a fence (tama-gaki) through a gate (shin-mon), over a bridge (hashi) etc. to reach the centre. See Jinja.

A Popular Dictionary of Shinto. .

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  • Shin'en —    Sacred garden. Another name for the precincts of a shrine (keidaichi) …   A Popular Dictionary of Shinto

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