Thursday, January 22, 2009

Shinto Shrine

This shrine is close to where we live off base but I haven't tried to go and see inside it. If you will notice on my previous picture with the title, the tree and the barn..... behind the tree is the shrine. This is the close up picture of the shrine. Not too much snow inside because of the big trees that are covering them.

According to wikipedia:

A Shinto shrine is a structure whose main purpose is to house ("enshrine") a Shinto kami, and is usually characterized by the presence of a shinden (神殿?) (also called honden (本殿?)) or sanctuary, where the kami is enshrined. The honden may however be completely absent, as for example when the shrine stands on a sacred mountain to which it's dedicated, or when there are nearby himorogi or other yorishiro that can serve as a more direct bond to a kami.

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