Miko - a maiden in the service of a shrine

In ancient time, Miko was a virgin who served God.
At that time various services were conducted to calm God.
Miko was the one who conducted them.
Miko's role was to be the body God descended to, and Miko spoke for the God.
Nowadays Miko is a woman who works for a shrine.
Miko sometimes dances at divine ceremonies.
There also are many Miko girls who work temporarily at shrine as part-time job.
They especially work there when shrines are quite busy like New Year's Day.
People visit shrines on New Year's Day to pray for happiness of the new year.
Many goods like charms are sold there, and part-time Miko usually works as a cashier.
They're in traditional costume and look very cute.

Want to learn Japanese?

Interested in Japanese celebrities?

Read Users' Comments (0)

0 Response to "Miko - a maiden in the service of a shrine"

Post a Comment