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Rice Photo Gallery VI: Rice Rituals and Festivals


Pahiyas (Philippines)

The Pahiyas, or colorful kipings (leaf-shaped decorations made of rice flour paste) strung like chandeliers, which is an offering to honor the patron saint of the Filipino farmer, San Isidro Labrador.


Rice Ritual, Cha-laew, to honor the Rice Goddess - Mae Po-sop (Thailand)

Japan’s sacred Shimenawa straw festoons of various styles, usually hung in shrines, shrine archway and Shinto family altars during the Japanese New Year.


Rice Straw Festoons, Shimenawa (Japan)

Japan’s sacred Shimenawa straw festoons of various styles, usually hung in shrines, shrine archway and Shinto family altars during the Japanese New Year.

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