Shaku
   The flat piece of wood carried upright like a sceptre as part of the formal costume of Shinto priests during rituals. It is held in much the same way as a formal fan (see Hiogi), is derived from Chinese-influenced Heian court costume (ocho yoshiki) and suggests authority, having formerly been carried only by high-ranking officials. Various explanations are given for its use, ranging from dignified ornament to 'reminder' of unspecified matters. Shaku were made from a variety of materials in the past but these days are normally made from hinoki.

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