Matsuno-o taisha
   A Kyoto shrine founded in 701 and dedicated to two kami one of whom is identified as the tutelary kami of sake-brewing. The shrine and its branch shrines are effectively dedicated to the kami of sake. The mikoshi procession (shinko-shiki) in April includes a trip by boat across the Katsura river to the o-tabisho.

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  • Sake —    Rice wine. It is universally used as a ritual offering to the shrine and then distributed among the participants. Carefully prepared forms of sake often with special names (e.g. kuroki) are offered to the kami in solemn rites and the… …   A Popular Dictionary of Shinto

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