Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集

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Text A type of shintai, believed to be the primitive form of the Shinto shrine. A plot of unpolluted land is chosen, and a sacred seat erected, surrounded by evergreens. Today it has been abbreviated to an area of a purified floor, where straw mats are spread out and eight-legged tables (hassokuan) are set up; in the center a branch of the sacred sakaki tree is set erected and (stringy fibers of a tree, about a foot in length) and shide (zig-zag strips of paper) are strung on it.