Trip to Japan – Kyoto – 敷地神社 (Shikichi Shrine)

Trip to Japan – Kyoto – 敷地神社 (Shikichi Shrine)

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.

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