Things offered; offerings. Offerings take many forms including cloth, symbolic offerings, sake and performances of rites. Shinto food offerings (shinsen) tend to be strong, raw and salty items including fish and game, in contrast to the 'sweet' and normally vegetarian offerings made to the Buddhas and ancestors (hotoke).

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  • Kumotsu —    Or sonae mono. An offering made to the kami, = shinsen …   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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