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x x x ~ 'Shimenawa 注連縄 at Izumo Taisha Shrine, Shimane, Japan: Shimenawa (enclosing rope) are lengths of braided rice straw rope used for ritual purification in the Shinto religion in Japan.'

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witches around the globe → tokyo, japan the witches of tokyo are rain-loving creatures - they live surrounded by magic in their light filled city, and laugh as water clings to their hair, surrounded by colourful umbrellas. tokyo witches crave solace and peace, yet shiver at the idea of leaving the city that lives in their bones.

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from DDN JAPAN

インドで「新石器時代から伝わる」祭り『ティヤム』の装束が見たら忘れられないインパクト

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SHINTOISM: Shinto means the way of the gods. Shintoism is an Ancient religion of Japan. It started at least as long ago as 1000 B.C.E. but is still practiced today by at least five million people. The followers of Shintoism believe that spiritual powers exist in the natural world. They believe that "spirits" called kami live in natural places such as in animals, plants, stones, mountains, rivers, people and even the dead.

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from Helen Terry

Memory on cloth

shibori. A Japanese term. For a range of techniques that involve manipulating the cloth and then binding or stitching it to create a resist befor bying

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In the Shinto realm, the fox deity known as KITSUNE is often decked in red bibs. The fox is the messenger of Oinari, the deity of food, farmers, and the rice harvest.

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"In my life, nothing goes wrong. When things seem not to meet my expectations, I let go of how I think things should be. It's a matter of not having any attachment to any fixed outcome." ~ Deepak Chopra ~ SHIFT

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