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1@Shrines which in the Nara and Heian periods received special government supported status. These shrines were involved in developing new styles of architecture. The result was a mixture of elements from a variety of sources. See *hachiman-zukuri ”ª”¦‘¢, *sumiyoshi-zukuri Z‹g‘¢, *hie-zukuri “ú‹g‘¢.

2@Shrines registered with the Department of Religious Affairs, jingikan _âLŠ¯, that were the dwelling places of the most important deities, kami _. During important festivals, priests performed rituals called norito _ŽŒ, which included reciting prayers of praise and invocations to the kami for protection from disasters feared by an agrarian society. The rituals were followed by the presentation of offerings to the gods by the government, nobility and chieftains. These included various kinds of cloth, food, white horses, weapons, rice wine and timber for new shrine buildings.

3@A general term that included kanpeisha Š¯•¼ŽÐ and kokuheisha ‘•¼ŽÐ. Kanpeisha were shrines designated as official by the Department of Religious affairs, jingikan. Kokuheisha were shrines under the control of provincial governors.
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