May 23, 2014

The altar at Arabito Jinja

 The altar is in a small stone building with stone doors. This sort of shrine is very common in this area. Although it is not big enough to have a permanent priest, someone obviously takes care of the grounds. The branches beside the doors are fresh and there is no trash around the area.

Since the doors were open, I could see into the altar. The two round objects are mirrors. Usually the mirror represents the sun but here I suspect that the second mirror represents the moon. The cup contains green tea and the whitish object to the right of the cup is a clump of salt.

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