Kami, Shinto, Spiritual Crafts

How to Make Simple Votive Bibs (涎掛け)

Today I am going to show you how I make simple votive bibs (涎掛け) for my kitsune (fox) messenger statues! These are not essential by any means but I do think that the spirits appreciate them, and they look pretty! What are the Red Votive Bibs For? The red bibs are placed on the kitsune… Continue reading How to Make Simple Votive Bibs (涎掛け)

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Spiritual Crafts

Japanese Weather Dolls – Teru Teru Bōzu

If you are familiar with Japan and it's culture in any way, you probably will know of the little paper or cloth dolls which are often hung outside Japanese homes and schools. These dolls are called teru teru bōzu ( てるてる坊主 - lit 'shine shine monk') and are believed to have magical powers to bring forth… Continue reading Japanese Weather Dolls – Teru Teru Bōzu

Shinto, Spiritual Crafts

Craft work for Inari-Okami

So I've been struggling to do anything creative lately, but I did manage to mess with sculpting. I made a few different prototype items for Inari-Okami. These are made from polymer clay and painted with brush pens and acrylic paint. They are pretty basic, and I didn't have sandpaper on hand, but I wanted to… Continue reading Craft work for Inari-Okami