History of Omiyage

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History of Omiyage

History of Omiyage

- The sacred protection to the pilgrims were supposed to be given on those who received those objects. Omiyage is a representation of the powerful and sacred "other" that one brings home after a journey to a distant and mythical place. - The practice of gift exchange at a trip's beginning and the end, marks a movement between the familiar home and the distant strange places.

Omiyage (souvenirs from travel) area really big part of Japanese culture. - As transportation routes developed throughout the 17th century, more and more pilgrim would travel to well-known temples and shrines.- These pilgrims, who visited sacred sites as representatives of their social group and communities, in which they were expected to bring home charms or other objects of religious significance that they had visited.


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