Japanese shrine priestess, Miko 巫女

Beautiful Reflection of Japanese shrine priestess, Miko 巫女

日枝神社(東京都千代田区)の広報大使に任命された女優の高橋ひかるさん。高橋さんは2014年の「全日本国民的美少女コンテスト」でグランプリを受賞した

にっぽんの巫女(みこ)さん 写真特集

日枝神社(東京都千代田区)の広報大使に任命された女優の高橋ひかるさん。高橋さんは2014年の「全日本国民的美少女コンテスト」でグランプリを受賞した

These are miko shrine maidens performing a special Shinto Shaden Kagura dance ritual during the annual On-Matsuri festival, a traditional Shinto religious festival held at the Kasuga Wakamiya Shrine in the ancient Japanese city of Nara, Japan. In older days, miko were considered shamans, but today they take on a more lighter role as priestesses or ceremonial duties.

These are miko shrine maidens performing a special Shinto Shaden Kagura dance ritual during the annual On-Matsuri festival, a traditional Shinto religious festival held at the Kasuga Wakamiya Shrine in the ancient Japanese city of Nara, Japan.

巫女 Priestess

巫女 Miko - a jinja (Shinto shrine) maiden, assistant to priests.

Susuharai, Annual New Year's Cleaning Shinto Ritual by Miko Shrine Maidens (Kagoshima, Japan)

Susuharai, Annual Cleaning Shinto Ritual by Miko Shrine Maidens (Kagoshima, Japan)

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