I had noticed this small shrine for quite some time in Higashi Kusabuka Cho, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City because of its many red torii gates.
The paint is flaking away these days but I remember when they were a bright orange red!
Sankaban Inari Shrine (三加番稲荷神社) is very old indeed and must have been rebuilt countless times as it was first erected on this spot in 1651 after the Yui Shosetsu Revolt as the third of a series of three identical shrines.
But the concrete wall and votive pillar are quite recent.
the concrete torii gate is probably older than the wooden smaller red torii gates.
There are eight torii gates, but I wonder if that number has a special meaning.
I heard it is still used for festivals but it certainly needs some maintenance.
This stone hand washing basin placed halfway the torii gates is probably the most ancient item in the whole place.
There is another, very old too, behind the torii gates.
The greenery adds a little color to the somewhat forlorn site!
The rice straw garland seemed to me a bit unusual although a local lady told me it is pretty normal!
The shrine name plaque is the oldest part of the whole edifice!
Some parts do need repair!
Interesting roof pinion!
Bye-bye and all the best!
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