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Bottomless Ladles (Sokonuki Hishaku) 底抜き柄杓

In my Sept. 20 column in The Japan Times, I promised to post a pretty striking photo of a shrine in Yamanashi Prefecture where women plant bottomless ladles upright into the hillside as part of prayers for a safe and … Continue reading

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