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One of the essential elements for Japanese festivals (matsuri) is the "mikoshi," a portable shrine. Mikoshi is an ornately-decorated carriage that symbolically houses a Japanese deity. It is not tugged but carried by people on their shoulders.
Mikoshi consists of a roof, body and stand. It is thought of as a work of art, including woodwork, metalwork, lacquer ware, died tapestries and other forms of artisanship. Its shapes are square, hexagonal or octagonal.
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