At the Hour of the Ox between A. She is dressed in white, and on her head an upturned trivet is worn like a crown, three candles burning in the night. In one hand, she carries a doll made of bound straw in the form of a person; in her other hand, a small wooden hammer and a set of long, iron spikes. The hatred in her heart blazes brighter than the candles, appropriate for one completing the curse-ritual known as Ushi no Koku Mairi, the Shrine Visit at the Hour of the Ox. It has been performed for millennia—some sources trace it back as far as the Kofun period — CE , although in a different form.
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Source: amy. Each episode featured celebrities inviting viewers into their home to have a nose around their fridges and a look at their enormous tellies. It fed our curiosity about the inner lives of the rich and famous, and satisfied our insatiable hunger for property shows. In other words, it was perfect television.
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