Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集

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Text Rice wine (sake) offered to a deity. An especially important offering, miki may be prepared in various ways. In ancient times, it was specially produced in the sakadono or wine hall whenever a ceremony was held. After the completion of the religious ceremonies, the participants partake of the wine and thus share in the blessings of the deity. This act of communion is called naorai.