National Geographic : 1924 Nov
THE ALTAR OF THE NASHI NEW YEAR OFFERING The tree to the left is Quercus semecarpifolia and represents heaven, the middle is a cypress and represents God, and the tree toright isQuercus semecarpifolia and represents earth. To the right of the center tree is a staff bearing an egg, into whichallthe evils coming from heaven, such as lightning, thunder, etc., are asked to enter. The blood of the sacrificed pig is smeared on the center stoneas well asonthecutsurfaces (bark) ofthe three trees. Wine and rice are placed in the bowls as offerings. The large basket represents a father and the small one achild.