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Motif Information
Rōmaji Suzu
English Small round bell
Kana すず
Season Spring
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Auspicious Yes
Motif Type Man-made

Suzu is a round bell associated with Shintoism. Suzu can vary in size from small amulets (omamori, お守り) to large bells hung at the entrance of Shinto shrines to summon kami.

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The sound of a bell is said to drive away evil spirits.

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