There’s a famous set of red torii gates in Kyoto at the Fushimi Inari Shrine. I don’t think I’m going to make it to Kyoto this trip but I do have my own little Shinto shrine to go to here in Itoshima, Fukuoka. It’s right behind the residency and its called Matsusue Tenmangu! Here are the pics I took from the walk at 7am one morning.
This stone basin of for cleansing your hands, feet, and mouth.
I’m struggling through all of the terminology and processes of the Shinto shrine. I’m not sure if I’m correct on these things but you can visit the link to read more.
I had hoped that the climb up the many stairs would be a good hard workout but it really wasn’t bad. I was also expecting things to get more grand as I climbed. It’s a little anti-climatic. The best parts were in the middle. I caught a few cool things that I missed on the way down.
I really liked the contrast of textures here. Maybe only something an artist would appreciate? An enjoyable morning adventure right behind the house! This is one of the places I can take you on a morning walk with me. I’ll start doing those soon.