Oct 21, 2014

More at the Jinja

 This picture shows the eaves where the paintings are hung. The main altar is through the doors on the right but there is another solid door inside so I could not see what was on the altar.
 This is a lion that is guarding the approach to the main building.
This is the view from the opposite side as shown in the top picture. Instead of looking inside the building, I looked toward the back. The door in the top picture is just out of sight on the right. The long wall encloses a hall that leads to a flight of stairs and another door which allows access to the actual altar in the separate, except for the hallway, building at the rear. This is a typical feature of many shrines. The altar is protected from the casual viewer and is only opened during ceremonies and festivals.

No comments: