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Abhi Sen
22 days ago
Oshi Castle, located in Gyoda City, Saitama Prefecture, has a rich history dating back to the late 15th century. Despite facing numerous attacks, this formidable castle never succumbed. While the original structure no longer stands, visitors can still witness the earthen foundation of the main castle, the towering stone walls, the Korai Gate, and other fascinating ruins. The reconstructed "Three-storied Tower" from the Edo Period now houses captivating exhibits, offering visitors a glimpse into the past. Ascend to the observation room on the highest floor for a breathtaking view of Gyoda City. My visit at twilight revealed an eerily silent and empty atmosphere, evoking the enchanting aura of this ancient site.
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Abhi Sen
26 days ago
The Edo Castle, once the largest fortress, was transformed into the imperial residence Kōkyo after the shogunate fell and the emperor moved to Tokyo. The castle was significantly damaged by fires in 1873 and again during WWII air raids. The moats and stone walls visible around the palace grounds are remnants of the original castle. This location is a popular spot for tourists from all over the world. I captured this photo of the palace during a snowy twilight, when there were very few tourists around. They were struck by the rare beauty of the palace during the snowfall and found it especially captivating to see a lone woman enjoying the serene scene.
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Morito Shrine
May. 4, 2024
NICE TO MEET EVERYONE WHO WATCHES COOL JAPAN VIDEOS! The Protector of Hayama Morito Shrine. In the future, this Account will deliver Information of "The Protector of Hayama Morito Shrine (Hayamago Sochinju Mori and Daimyojin)". Best regards! The Protector of Hayama Morito Shrine is a shrine located in Hayama Town, Miura District, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The God of worship enshrines Oyamatsumi no Mikoto (Oyama no Mikoto) and Kotoshironushi no Mikoto (Kotoshiro no Mikoto). It was founded by welcoming the spirits of Mishima Myojin (Shizuoka Prefecture / Mishima Taisha), which was worshipped by the first shogun of the Kamakura shogunate, Prince Minamoto no Yoritomo, in Hayama, which is famous as a scenic spot. After that, it has a history of being visited by successive generals. Benefits include good luck and good luck, safe childbirth, child treasure, Marriage, business prosperity, and family safety. It is also popular as a scenic spot Representative of Shonan with a view of Mt. Fuji, Enoshima, the Torii (shrine gate) gate of Meijima Island that enshrines the dragon god over Sagami Bay, and the Hayama Lighthouse (Yujiro Lighthouse), and is visited by many worshippers. In particular, the divinely shining Sunset called "Morito Sunset," which has been certified as one of the 50 best scenic spots in Kanagawa, is breathtakingly beautiful. In April and September, you will also have the chance to see Diamond Fuji. Please take a look. From here, we will guide you through the gifts, amulets, and shuin stamps of Morito Shrine. ◆ Morito's Cleansing Salt Morito's Cleansing Salt, which has been used for cleansing and exorcism since ancient times, is ideal for filling entrances and doorways, making offerings to shrines, disposing of favorite items such as dolls, and cleansing baths (please be careful if you have sensitive skin). In addition, it is said that salt brings happiness, and it can also be a prosperous business and good luck. ◆ Child Gems If you stroke it every day, it is a stone that is said to be blessed with children. Please enshrine it on the shrine shelf or in the bedroom. In addition, after being blessed with a child, we receive a prayer for a safe birth, and after giving birth, we write the "child's name" on this child jewelry and return it to the "child jewel store" when visiting the temple. ◆ Amulet We offer a wide variety of amulets. In addition to the "Evil Luck Protection" and "Child Blessing Protection", there are "Wave Riding Protection" that is prayed to ride the big waves of life, "Water Rescue Protection" that removes water-related disasters such as the sea and rivers, "Kagayaki Protection" that is prayed for living a good life, "Enmusubi Gomori" and "Shellfish Love Protection" that are beneficial for Marriages, and "Pet Protection" that depicts dogs and cats. ◆ Takofugu Mikuji There is also a fortune teller "Takotafuku Mikuji" that uses a special fishing rod to catch your favorite puffer fish and octopus. The colorful puffer fish and octopus have strings, so you can carry them with you, or you can tie them to the Precincts with the fortune teller. Morito Shrine also holds Shinto weddings. A total of 60 people can attend, including the groom, bride, and mediator. Priestess dance and gagaku performance plans are also available. Please check the official website for details. Other, there are also prayers such as visiting the shrine, Shichi-Go-San, school bag exorcism ceremony, and shrine-front groundbreaking ceremony. Morito Shrine holds various festivals throughout the year. Every September, an Annual Grand Festival is held to commemorate the founding of Morito Shrine. On the eve of the Annual Grand Festival, the "Yoimiya Festival" and the "Special Goma Burning Shinto Ceremony" are held, which is said to be a prayer for good luck. On the day of the Annual Grand Festival, the Mikoshi (portable shrines) of the five neighborhood associations parade from day to night. In addition, the "Hama-ori Togyo" where the Mikoshi (portable shrine) enters the sea is one of the highlights of the Annual Grand Festival, where not only the power but also the harmony with the sea is fantastic. After the Annual Grand Festival, the traditional Shinto ritual "Yutachi Kagura (Kamakura Kagura)" with a history of more than 800 years is Dedication. ◆Shuin stamps Shuin stamps can be received at the company office. The "fireworks shuin stamps Book", which will be distributed around GW every year, is very popular, and the design is different every year and the quantity is limited, so depending on the year, it may run out before the start of summer. In July and August, we also have a limited edition shuin stamp with the seal of "Summer Prayer", and there are many limited quantities of shuin stamps. shuin stamps and shuin stamps Information are announced on the official website Information new arrivals and Instagram. To access Morito Shrine by train, get off at Zushi Station on the JR Yokosuka Line and take a taxi for about 10 minutes. Alternatively, you can take the Keikyu Bus (East Exit No. 3 Bus Stop) from Zushi Station to Boarding "逗12: Hayama Isshiki bound (around the Coast)" and get off at "Morito Shrine" and walk for 1 minute (16 minutes in total). If you are driving, go from Yokohama Yokosuka Road / Zushi IC via Zuba Shindo to Kamakura. In addition, the parking lot is available for 105 regular cars. (Charged) Accessible by car from Hayama, Kamakura has the atmosphere of an ancient city and is dotted with historical landmarks, beautiful temples and shrines, so you can enjoy a stroll while experiencing Japanese history and culture. By all means, visit the The Protector of Hayama Morito Shrine and Please enjoy Hayama's unique time, (HAYMA TIME) atmosphere, and the beauty of nature. We will continue to send out Information in the future, so please look forward to it!
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