Nov 18, 2013

More of the shrine

 Another view of the open area in the building. I was very surprised at the number of paintings.
 One of the trees has a very stringy shimenawa.
The wooden timbers that make up the frame of the shrine buildings are held together with large bolts and the ends of the bolts are covered with ornate brass fittings. The ends of the timbers are protected from the weather with a thin metal covering. This covering of the ends of pieces of wood is very common in Japan. You see this on structures large and small, from bird houses to bridges.

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