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Bottomless Ladles (Sokonuki Hishaku) 底抜き柄杓

In my Sept. 20 column in The Japan Times, I promised to post a pretty striking photo of a shrine in Yamanashi Prefecture where women plant bottomless ladles upright into the hillside as part of prayers for a safe and easy birth. 138 more words

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Anzan Kigan: Praying for safe birth 安産祈願

In my Sept. 20 column in The Japan Times, I wrote about an interesting custom associated with anzan kigan (安産祈願), or praying for a safe birth. 386 more words

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