Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集

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Text A ceremony in which priests and miko boil water in a large cauldron on a coarse straw mat inside shrine precincts and use bamboo leaves to sprinkle the hot water over themselves and worshipers. Believed to signify the casting off of impurities. Sometimes performed to facilitate the possession of a miko as a medium for the issue of oracles. The dramatic performance of this ceremony is called yudate kagura.