Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集

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Text A sacred tree or grove within the precincts of a shrine. Believed originally to have been a tree to which the spirit of a deity descended. Shimenawa may be strung around the tree. Many examples exist in which a sacred tree is worshiped as the shintai or symbol of the deity in the absence of other shrine buildings.