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Miko



Miko are Japanese shrine maidens, priestess, holy women, etc. The title has many different translations. They are Shinto in origin and care for the daily upkeep of temples, purifying, exorcisms and the like. These days many young girls are hired on at temples as miko, regardless of any spiritual inclination. They often help sale trinkets in the temple gift shops. They are known for their white tops and red hakama.

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Although her uncle is a buddhist monk, Sakura is a Shinto miko. She uses her formidable spiritual powers to exoricise demons and any other nasty creatures that haunt Tomobiki.

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