Must-see shinto shrines 一度は行きたい神社

  • Published on : 25/06/2018
  • by : Ph.L
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The torii at Oarai shrine

Des sanctuaires originaux

Représentatifs par leurstorii et leur couleur vermillon, les sanctuaires shinto fontpartie intégrante du paysage local. Les Japonais sont nombreux às'y rendre tout au long de l'année pour demander protection auxdivinités, et on compterait aujourd'hui plus de 100 000 sanctuairessur l'archipel. Parmi eux, quatre lieux deculte ont retenu notre attention. Qu'ils soient implantés dans unenvironnant peu banal ou qu'ils se distinguent par leur architecture,ces sanctuaires sont à découvrir absolument !


2. Oarai shrine (Ibaraki)

Located in Oarai in Ibaraki prefecture, Oarai shrine is a bit special. Although this shrine has a mausoleum on the mainland, its torii on the high seas has spread its fame beyond just Japan's borders!

Built in around 690 at the end of a rocky outcrop, the "Torii of the God of the Sea", kamiiso no torii in Japanese, is the main center of attraction of the place of worship. Swept by the waves of the Pacific Ocean that come to crash on the rocks, it periodically emerges from the waves with the rhythm of the tides.

Oarai torii in the sea

Chureito pagoda

Motosuminari shrine

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