Found all across Japan, the Torii Gates can usually be spotted at the entrance or inside a Shinto Shrine, and they mark the entrance from the profane to the sacred. However, there are many types of Torii! In the picture below you can find some of them. From the upper left corner: 1 – Shinmei … More Culture Point 18: Types of Torii
And finally, here is the review of last weekend’s festival in Itabashi! The big attraction of this festival was the Omikoshi (お神輿)! Omikoshi is a kind of “portable Shinto Shrine” that is carried by people from the Shinto Shrine where it originally was, and all around the neighborhood, finishing a the Shinto Shrine, or in … More Festival in Itabashi! Omikoshi!
Here is the video (and a photo) from last Sunday’s wedding ceremony in Meiji Jingu! (Shinto wedding ceremony in Meiji Jingu)
(Meiji Jingu) Just went to Meiji Jingu on last Sunday with my friend! It’s real beautiful! I’m completely in love with Japanese gardens/parks/temple and shrine areas (and many other things!). It’s located right next to Harajuku JR Station, and as the name suggests, this shrine is dedicated to Emperor Meiji (ruled from 1867 to 1912). … More Photo of the Week: Meiji Jingu!