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Miho Shrine (美保神社) at Miho (美保) in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!

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The other day when I finally reached Hagormo Pine Trees in Miho (美保), Shimizu Ku, I noticed this big shinto shrine just across the street from the entrance to the famous tourisitic spot!

The date of its foundation is unknown but it bears an important relation with the Hagormo Site.

Entrance Lantern!

One of the shrines!
Actually the site contains more than one shrine, all erected at different times!

You will find no less than three little shrines on your right!

Votive messages hung on New Year’s Day!

Shrines usually have water ready for visitors to wash their hands with!

They even explain how to properly do it!

One of the main shrines (very old)!

The main shrine!

One of the two enormous vases bearing the shrine crest!

The money offerings box also with the shrine crest!

Garyubai sake by Sanwa Brewery in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!

The Shrine Crest Curtain!

Let’s take a peek inside!

The prayer room!

Big drum used for the two main matsuri held during the year!

Another, much older, shrine behind the main shrine!

Felt taken to another age!

Another small but very old and of an unusual shape shrine!

I even found another one lost among the trees!

Talking of trees that very very ancient cicada must be one of the most beautiful I ever encountered!

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