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To die and go to the hidden realm (kakuriyo). Ki here does not mean to return to the origin, but simply, "to go". There is a strong idea in the Shintō view of the Other Realm (takaikan) that after people die they become ancestral spirits that continue to protect their descendants and watch over their safety and prosperity from the invisible world.
See kakuriyo ͩ

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