- Offerings made on a visit to a shrine. For the ordinary shrine visitor the offering might be a few coins (saisen) thrown into the offertory box (saisen-bako). On other occasions the offerings may be of cloth (including heihaku). Another meaning of saimotsu is the ritual robes of raw silk worn by the new emperor during the Daijo-sai.
A Popular Dictionary of Shinto. Brian Bocking.