神楽鈴

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Japanese[edit]

Two miko performing, each with a Kagura suzu in their raised right hands
Kanji in this term
Grade: 3 Grade: 2 Grade: S

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 神楽 (kagura, divine entertainment) +‎ (suzu, bells).

Noun[edit]

神楽鈴 (hiragana かぐらすず, romaji kagura suzu)

  1. a three-tiered set of bells suspended by coiled brass wires on a hand-held rod used in the kagura dances by Miko.
    The inspiration for the shape of the bells is thought to have been the fruits of the ogatama tree (小賀玉の木, 黄心樹, 招霊の木, オガタマノキ (ogatama no ki): Magnolia compressa).

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