Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集
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|Light and dark rice wine (sake) presented as shinsen on the occasion of the Niinamesai (aki matsuri) and Daijôsai. According to the Engi shiki, divination was practiced to determine the region from which the rice should be taken for production of the sake. The dark sake was made by mixing ashes of the kusaki (a variety of arrowroot), or the root of the mountain utsugi (Deutzia scabra).