A Sacred Tree at the Agata Shrine in Uji, Japan

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 12 January 2018

This is a sacred tree at the Agata Shrine in Uji, Japan. This tree is regarded by Shinto believers as being a "yorishiro," meaning that it is capable of attracting spirits called kami. This yorishiro is used to summon the kami to ceremonies at the Agata Shrine.



About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and its Communications Director.

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