Sunday, October 18, 2009
Legendary Shinto shrine
This Shinto shrine is named Mirror Shinto shrine(kagami jinnja).
This is the legendary Shinto shrine which there is from the ancient times about 1700 years ago.
There is it in Karatsu-shi, Saga Prefecture.
God dedicated to by here is Empress Jingū (170-269).
She performed religious service at the time of war here and dedicated a mirror.
This area of circumference is named mirror, too.
Another one is fujiwara no hirotsugu(?-740).
We rinse out a mouth and hands before entering the precincts of the Shinto shrine.
This is called a small pavilion with water and ladles (chouzuya, or temizuya).
There is the normal in the one side of the approach to a shrine, but there is it on both sides here.
It is very excellent structure.