In Japan it is believed that divine spirits, or kami, reside in the mountains, the rivers, the forests and trees, and in the rocks. Shrines dedicated to the kami can be found all over Japan, even as you stroll though the smallest neighborhoods. A large percentage of the population pays a visit to a shrine at the beginning of the year to pray that the year will be a good one. This new deck of cards is intended to familiarize as many people as possible with the gods and goddesses of Japan. Who is out there listening to our wishes? We hope these cards provide some insight.
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