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Ikupusuy

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Ikupusuy are libation sticks used in traditional Ainu ceremonies.

They are used during prayers or rituals directed to the kamui (spirits). The stick is dipped in a lacquered bowl of liquor, and drops are then dripped into a fire, or onto an inaw prayer stick.

References

  • Gallery labels, "Ainu Treasures," East-West Center, Feb 2013.[1]
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