Shinto (Saké)

Photomicrograph of Saké

Shinto is the native religion of the Japanese people which involves the worship of kami, or supernatural spirits found in nature. During festivals called matsuri, the followers offer food and drink to the kami as a form of goodwill toward the spirits. Rice, fruits, and vegetables are presented as well as saké, a rice wine. The photomicrograph above portrays frozen crystallites of the rice wine saké.

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