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Morijio, or mori-shio (盛塩)

 Morijio, or mori-shio (盛塩) purifying bowls of salt

Morijio, or mori-shio (盛塩) purifying bowls of salt

Morijio, or mori-shio (盛塩) is a little mound of salt found outside some homes and businesses. Salt is a traditional spiritual purifier in Japan, which is why you see sumo wrestlers throwing it into the ring before bouts. These pics were from my visit to Kyoto last fall.

 Morijio, or mori-shio (盛塩) purifying bowls of salt

Morijio, or mori-shio (盛塩) purifying bowls of salt

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  1. I always really appreciate these small cultural details you post every now and then, beautifull shot too!

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