Mysteries and Riddles: the Country of Rising ... Mirror

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The Japanese believe that all nations of the world owe the fact that the sun rises on earth every day to mirror. According to an ancient myth, the sun goddess Amaterasu was deeply offended by her brother Susanoo and locked herself in a deep stone grotto. Without light and heat, all life on earth began to die. Then the gods, anxious about the fate of the world, decided to lure the bright Amaterasu from the cave. Knowing the curiosity of the goddess, they hung an elegant necklace on the branches of a tree standing next to the grotto, put a mirror

 Ancient Bronze Japanese Mirror
Ancient Bronze Japanese Mirror
 next to it and ordered the sacred rooster to be loudly sung. At the cry of a bird, Amaterasu looked out of the grotto, and seeing the necklace, could not resist the temptation to try it on. And she could not but look in the mirror in order to evaluate the decoration on herself. As soon as the bright Amaterasu looked in the mirror, the world was illuminated and remains so to this day. The mirror has since been included in the mandatory set of gifts for a Japanese girl who has reached the age of nine. It symbolizes honesty, frankness, chastity, and the fact that all women are still as curious as Amaterasu.


 Japanese Magic Mirrors
Japanese Magic Mirrors
Starting from the 16th century, mirrors regained the glory of the most mysterious and most magical objects ever created by man. People believed that it was possible to learn and change the future, cause dark forces, multiply the harvest and perform countless other rituals with the help of games with reflection.

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