Japanese sacred deer. Get more free teaching aids and homework resources for The Big Wave by Pearl S. Buck and other great books at www.LitWitsWorkshops.com. We also offer hands-on, sensory LitWits Kits!

"The island was full of sacred deer. They were not afraid, for no one hurt them." [Japanese sacred deer at Miyajima.

Chōzuya ~ a  Shinto water ablution pavilion for a ceremonial purification rite known as temizu,  Kyoto, Japan

Chōzuya - a Shinto water ablution pavilion for a ceremonial purification rite known as temizu - Kyoto, Japan 手水舎

Omamori - Omamori is a Japanese amulet commonly sold at religious sites and is dedicated to particular Shinto deities as well as Buddhist figures. It serves to provide various forms of luck and protection.

JAPAN - Omamori - Omamori is a Japanese amulet commonly sold at religious sites and is dedicated to particular Shinto deities as well as Buddhist figures. It serves to provide various forms of luck and protection.

Jizo Statues alongside the Daiya River, Nikko, Tochigi, Japan

Jizo Statues alongside the Daiya River, Japan.

jizo statues alongside the Daiya River are considered the guardian deities of children and travelers - Japan. I saw many people bring their children here to be blessed.

Sacred rope, Izumo Taisha, Shimane-ken, Japan, 2006 by asiabytes, via Flickr

Sacred rope, Izumo Taisha, Shimane-ken, Japan, 2006 by asiabytes, via Flickr

In name and shape, the Torii table is inspired by the entrance to Shinto shrines in Japan #kristalia #table #woodentable

Shintoism - In name and shape, the Torii table is inspired by the entrance to Shinto shrines in Japan

Shimenawa, rice straw rope used in Shinto for purification to enter scared ground.

Shimenawa (注連縄) -enclosing rope, rice straw rope used in Shinto for purification to enter sacred ground.

Tsuwano - Shimenawa (rope) is placed in a scared area according to Shinto belief.**

Tsuwano - Shimenawa (rope) is placed in a scared area according to Shinto belief.** I just looked this up. The religion dates back to the century.

Shimenawa Shide on a Double-Trunk Tree. Izanagi Shrine. Tenri, Japan.

Japan Awesome Japan / Forked big camphor tree, Izanagi shrine, Awaji island, Japan watch the trees they tell us about the land

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