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Shinto Priest and Female Shrine Stewards at Meiji Shrine

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 10 January 2018
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In this picture, one sees a male Shinto priest accompanied by two female shrine stewards (or "miko" in Japanese) at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan as they prepare to oversee a wedding ceremony. While there are some female Shinto priests, the vast majority are male.

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About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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APA Style

Wiener, J. B. (2018, January 10). Shinto Priest and Female Shrine Stewards at Meiji Shrine. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7856/shinto-priest-and-female-shrine-stewards-at-meiji/

Chicago Style

Wiener, James Blake. "Shinto Priest and Female Shrine Stewards at Meiji Shrine." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 10, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7856/shinto-priest-and-female-shrine-stewards-at-meiji/.

MLA Style

Wiener, James Blake. "Shinto Priest and Female Shrine Stewards at Meiji Shrine." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 10 Jan 2018. Web. 11 May 2021.