Thursday, February 26, 2015

Kumano Shrine, Honjo


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Honjo is a large village on the north shore of the Nakaumi and the main village shrine was a branch of Kumano Shrine. I think this was the first shrine I had come to in the last 2 days of walking that was not either in the Izumo Fudoki nor the Engi Shiki.

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The three main kami are Izanami, Hayatamano, and Kotosakano, though usually it is Izanagi associated with the other two rather than Izanami. The shrine had a small but in good condition mikoshi, fairly simple.


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In the grounds was a Tenjin shrine, an Inari shrine, and an small shrine with no name.

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The Inari shrine had a lot of small kitsune figures, usually white ceramic or plain stone, but also this pair of golden ones. There was also a small pair of figures, Daikoku and Ebisu.

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3 comments:

  1. Thank you for the interesting information. The pictures are very beautiful
    (I go to Wkipedia for more information)

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  2. surely there must be more to Japan than shrines

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    1. the previous three posts were not about shrines, and the next post is not a shrine :)

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