Apr 28, 2012


 Exploring the upper level of the grounds, I found this little building. It had obviously been badly damaged in the earthquakes and has not yet been repaired enough to use.
 Even from the upper level the main gate is quite impressive.
 The stairs from the lower level are on the left. The roofed area contains a fountain where anyone who enters purifies themself by washing their hands, actually it is more like rinsing since there is no soap involved, only water.
 This is the outside of the building that allows entrance to the inner most shrine. I showed the inside a few days ago.
 This is the door to the inner shrine as seen through the wire fence.
These stone lanterns at the side of the inner shrine building are still broken. Some of the pieces are broken so repairing them would not be a simple question of piling them up again.

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