Misadventures with Miso

Misadventures with Miso

Monday, October 31, 2011

Meiji Jingu (March 15th, 2011)

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I reached the torii for the main shrine area. Almost stunning in how empty of people it is.

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This is the cleansing font, Temizuya.

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I think for tourists, this is a good shrine to visit if you want to learn a bit about how things are done at a Shinto shrine. Want to see more?

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I did do a bit of Harae, which is cleansing my mouth and hands. It was easier here since there wasn't anyone to see if I made a mistake. I felt less self conscious. My feeling is that even if one doesn't believe, it's a way to show respect.

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The main Torri here. I believe this is also cypress.

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Beautiful outer walls. I am going to guess the roofs are copper due to the lovely green patina.

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My next post will be going into to the main shrine areas.

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