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SangwaThere’s a custom in Okinawa of putting a “sangwa” on the door as a charm against evil. It’s a reef made of Eulalia leaves tied together. Also, when kids go out by night, or a person gives food to somebody, it is a custom to place a “sangwa” on the food to avoid a specter.  Eulalia is considered effective for warding off demons because the leaf is sharp enough to cut a hand.


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