How to Pray at a Shinto Shrine

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    Gee, these foreign-looking children don’t seem to be sure of the exact ritual for a prayer/offering at a Shinto shrine. This video shows us the correct procedure:

    The correct ritual is as follows:

    1. Put your monetary offering in the box. (The amount of money is not fixed, so give according to your feelings.)
    2. Ring the bell once.
    3. Bow twice.
    4. Clap twice in prayer while thinking about your wish.
    5. Bow once.

    The program also mentions that specific wishes are preferable to vague wishes.\

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