Sep 18, 2014

Arabito Shrine

 I was a  bit surprised when I realized that the shrine in front of me was the Arabito Shrine. I came in from the back so I did not recognize it as I approached. This is the view from the side entrance. There is a very large sacred tree on the right. It has a fence around it so that people can not touch it.
 Sumo is traditionally a sport that is conducted on the shrine grounds, at least partly for the amusement of the local gods. On this day the dohyo, the surface that the wrestling takes place on, was covered with a blue tarp.
This is a side view of the main shrine building and some of the smaller shrines on the right.

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