A Sacred Tree at the Agata Shrine in Uji, Japan

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 12 January 2018
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This is a sacred tree at the Agata Shrine in Uji, Japan. This tree is regarded by Shinto believers as being a "yorishiro," meaning that it is capable of attracting spirits called kami. This yorishiro is used to summon the kami to ceremonies at the Agata Shrine.

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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 World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2018, January 12). A Sacred Tree at the Agata Shrine in Uji, Japan. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7910/a-sacred-tree-at-the-agata-shrine-in-uji-japan/

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Wiener, James Blake. "A Sacred Tree at the Agata Shrine in Uji, Japan." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 12, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7910/a-sacred-tree-at-the-agata-shrine-in-uji-japan/.

MLA Style

Wiener, James Blake. "A Sacred Tree at the Agata Shrine in Uji, Japan." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 12 Jan 2018. Web. 18 Oct 2021.