Feb 15, 2014

Arahito Shrine continued

 This is the inside of the shrine shop. On the right are arrows, a basic feature of most shrine shops. People keep them at home on the household shrine, if they have one. On the left is a display of the amulets that you can buy. Many people now place these on their cell phones, for good luck and identification.
 Directly across the street from the shrine is a little Buddhist temple. Standing in front of it, I could put my hands on each of the vertical posts at the same time. So it is quite small.
The inside was visible and contained a Buddha, I think, or a Buddhisattva. In front there were fresh flowers and small offerings. As I have said before, Buddhism and Shinto are not really competitors and this little temple is here partially in support of the shrine.

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