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Ainu Culture

Spatula used to offer liquor

Spatula used to offer liquor

Spatula-shaped, carved ones were made to offer liquor to deities and ancestors. The tip of the spatula was dipped in liquor to sprinkle it over the fire deity or inaw. Bowls used for liquor that was offered to deities were different ones than those used for meals.

photo courtesy: The Ainu Museum

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