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Home » 7. Concepts and Doctrines » Basic Terms
Marōdogami
Guest kami. A non-indigenous kami that visits or is invited by the local community and later resides permanently within that community. The term may also refer to a kami that, although indigenous, has yielded its site of enshrinement within the shrine to a new, more powerful kami and is being enshrined at another building in the precincts of that shrine. Marōdogami are enshrined in various places, ranging from a corner of the worship hall (haiden) to a shrine located outside the grounds of the original shrine. Well-known examples of shrines dedicated to marōdogami within large shrines include the Marōdo Shrine of Itsukushima Shrine and the Marōdo Shrine of Miho Shrine. One example of an indigenous kami that became a marōdogami is the kami of the jinushisha of Kitano Tenmangū shrine.

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