Contemporary groundbreaking ceremonies, known as ji-(chin-)sai or koto-shizume no matsuri, reflect in both form and intention the archaic ritual significance of himorogi. A derived usage refers to sacrificial offerings made at the sanctuary; a different Chinese ideogram is used for this meaning.
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