Trip to Japan – Kyoto – 敷地神社 (Shikichi Shrine) JanetSenpai May 31, 2019 Japan2019 0 Comments 敷地神社 (Shikichi Shrine) 敷地神社 (Shikichi Shrine) is within a 10 minute walking distance from my apartment in Kyoto. I actually entered in from the back entrance. This is a couple of the smaller shrines from the back. A 神輿 (mikoshi) or divine palanquin. Its like a portable house for a god so that they can be paraded about during a festival. Front of one of the shrines. The lion dogs are called 狛犬 (koma-inu). Per the Shinto book I bought at the Kyoto museum, the right dog will typically have an open mouth. This represents the sound “ah” which is Sanskrit means “to start”. The left dog will have a close mouth for the sound “un” or “to end”. 手水舎 (temizu-ya) for ritual washing. This is the main entrance which I used as an exit. The pillar in this picture is part of the 鳥居 (Torii) or sacred gate. The main entrance is along a major road. This Lawson is actually along the same main road as the 敷地神社 (Shikichi Shrine). Less than 5 minutes away from the apartment. I decided to try the frozen okonomiyaki. It was nowhere near as good as the fresh stuff I got in Osaka but that is no surprise. Excellent veggie chips. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.