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Naorai-shrine feast-

Naorai  -shrine feast-

After prayer or rites, supplicants share the rice wine and food offerings that were  placed before the kami. In Shinto, people can receive the blessings of a kami in return for such offerings of drink and food. These feasts serve the vital function of dividing sacred time from secular time. The feast marks the end of the ritual, and allows a release of tension.
To drink wine, known as miki, hold the wine cup in both hands, raise to your mouth and clap once after drinking.


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