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    Shrine Maiden

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    Shrine maidens, or miko, are girls or young women who perform various duties at Shinto shrines.

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    Shrine Maiden last edited by Sirkinsella98 on 04/25/19 07:41AM View full history


    Miko are girls or young women who handle certain duties for Shinto shrines. Historically, they conveyed messages from the gods while in a shamanic trance, or performed ritual dances. In the modern era, miko help with the upkeep of a shrine, assist in certain rituals, and sell fortunes and trinkets to shrine visitors. They traditional dress is red hakama pants with a white haori jacket.

    In video games, anime, or manga, miko are frequently portrayed as possessing spiritual powers or magical abilities.


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