A form of prayer passed down for centuries


Thin, transient paper carries with it the community's emotions.

In its long history, the town of Minamisanriku has faced a number of natural disasters. In such circumstances, it was not possible to prepare the rice cakes and sake that they dedicated for gods in ordinary situations. Even in such hardships, they made paper crafts that represent rice cake and sake and prayed to god—that is, kiriko. Immersing yourself in cutting paper in the shrine will refine your mind, and you will experience the prayer of the people in the community.


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