Okitsuhiko Shrine (興津彦神社) in Shizuoka City!

People tend to overlook Okitsuhiko Shrine (興津彦神社) in Kuruma Cho, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City as it is overshadowed by the enormous torii gate leading to Sengen Shrine on the other side of the street!

SN3O0091

It also tends to be dwarfed by company buildings on both sides and the big traffic running along!

SN3O0029

But the plaque on the torii gate denotes the grand age of the site although it is in very good repair and regularly repainted!

SN3O0009

Apparently it is a shrine dedicated to fire!

SN3O0010

More history to study!

SN3O0027

Some very old votive stones are still preserved on the site!

SN3O0030

An unusual shape for a stone lantern!

SN3O0031

I noticed that same cross pattern in Oi Shrine in Shimada City!

SN3O0012

The shrine all made of stone and concrete!
I understand why it is dedicated to fir!
Impossible to burn down like so many other shrines!

SN3O0013

The rice straw garland seems to regularly replaced!

SN3O0007

An old friend seems to be guarding the place!

SN3O0008

Laughing dragon!

SN3O0016

Lion guards!

SN3O0019

The phoenix is not unusual but the flying female deity is!

SN3O0017

The left lion guard is found on the wall!

SN3O0018

The right side lion guard is accompanied by a younger/smaller one as found in some other shrines!

SN3O0020

There is a phoenix on three of the four walls!

SN3O0022

Unusual sea waves!

SN3O0023

The third phoenix!

SN3O0026

The flying deity reminds so much of the sky spirit at the Matsubara Hagoromo site in Miho, Shimizu Ku!

SN3O0021

Praying or navigating through the clouds?

SN3O0024

Very attractive indeed!

SN3O0025

The back is bare but for a locked steel door!

SN3O0011

Good-bye, Okitsuhiko Shrine!

RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES

So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
rre.Cuisine
, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s