Munagata Shrine (宗方神社) in Okitsu, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!

You will find Munagata Shrine by getting off Okitsu Station along the Tokaidou Railway Line and walking for a few minutes on the left of the station!

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You will have to go through at least 3 Torii gates if you acceess the place from its furthest entrance along the main thoroughfare!

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The second torii gate!

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Thus very torii gate is almost 100 years old although the shrine is far older!

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Getting near the main shrine!

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The third torii gate!

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Spectacular pine trees!

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Plenty of history to study!

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The roofed hand washing stone basin!

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The roofing indicates that the a Goddess is looking after the sacred site!

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The left-hand side stone lantern!

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A cloud and a doe!

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The right-hand side stone lantern!

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A cloud and a stag!

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Approaching the main shrine!

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The two lion guards!

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The left-hand lion guard with its maw closed!

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The right-hand lion guard with its mouth open!

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The “haiden shrine”, the only accessible to the public!

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The money-offerings wooden box with the shrine’s crest!

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The rice straw garland, three bells and their ropes!

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Munagata Shrine/宗方神社!

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Barrels of sake produced by Sanwa Brewery in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!

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Inside the shrine!

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Side view of the haiden shrine!

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The honden hall closed to the public!

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The whole edifice is surrounded with many venerable cedar trees!

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Back view of the honden hall!

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A closer view!

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Beautiful roofing!

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A smaller ancient shrine among the trees!

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Its two tiny lion guards!

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I wonder why the left one has its mouth open? Very unusual!

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Same for the right-hand one!

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A last look at the honden hall!

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The pinion!

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Walking away from it!

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Good-bye, Munagata Shrine!

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