Chikatsu Sengen Shrine (千勝浅間神社) in Shizuoka City!

Suruga Ku, south of Shizuoka JR Station, is an area replete with small ancient shrines due to its proximity to the sea.
I discovered another one of them while cycling around Minami Cho and Imagawa Cho: Chikatsu Segen Shrine/千勝浅間神社!

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Although a bit derelict some parts have been renewed and are looked after a kannushi/神主/Shinto priest living in his own private house on the very premises of the shrine!

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The view past the torii entrance gate!

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There are still some old trees towering over it!

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The main shrine!

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It was rebuilt in 1875 but dates far more back into the past!

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Two smaller brand new shrines have been added!

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Kotogara Jinja/金刀比羅神社! It might be related to the one existing in Fujieda City!

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But its door panels are really ancient!

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Akiba Jinja/秋葉神社!

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The money offering box is new but its lock is old!
I suspect that these two “new” shrines had been here all the time and have been repainted only recently!

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One of the two stone lanterns!

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With the cloud and stag carvings!

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And the cloud carving!

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The other deer is not doe but also a stag with shorter antlers!

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The “shishi”, also called “komainu”, lion guards!

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The left hand side lion guard with its maw closed!

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The right hand side lion with its maw open!

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The “haiden” hall for the worshipers!

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The rice straw garland, the bell and its rope!

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On the right side can be found a far smaller and more ancient shrine with a few red torii gates!

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The small shrine!

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Although the red paint is flaking out the torii are still recent. They were gifted by local worshipers!

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Moss has been gathering on the site!

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Good-bye, Chikatsu Sengen Shrine!

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