mikoshi

神輿 (みこし)

A palanquin put on display and carried around the neighborhood surrounding a Shinto shrine during a festival. Believed to serve as a carrier for the resident god (kami); thus, the procession around the shrine allows that kami’s goodwill and protection to be spread to the neighborhood

One of the mikoshi at the Hie Shrine in Tokyo, carried as part of the Sanno Matsuri

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