A yorishiro is something which is invited to have a kami enter but does not yet have one in it.
Example[change | change source]
In recent times a 700 year old tree was going to be cut down for a rail line. The people protested because they believed a kami lived inside it. So the city built a train station around it.
References[change | change source]
- "Shintai | Shintō | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 2023-04-12.
- "Japanese Train Station Protectively Built Around a 700-Year-Old Tree". 27 January 2017.