If you get off at Rokugo Station/六合駅 between Fujieda City and Shimada City JR Stations, go out through the south exit and you will find one of the five Shinto Shrines called Hachimangu in Shimada City!
Stone lantern at the main gate
It is quite small but ancient.
Its small park seems popular with the local lovers who don’t have many places to talk in peace in this islated part of Shimada City!
Moon and crescent motif openings of the the front gate stone lanterns!
The roofed hand washing stone basin!
Like any shrine, it is surrounded with old trees, not that remarkable, except for an old cherry tree with pure white blossoms!
The main shrine building!
Different and probably older stone lanterns!
The deer and cloud motifs!
The mountain motif!
Like many other shrines, a more recent building stands in front of the original shrine whose access is guarded.
The money offering box and the praying bell and rope!
A bit too thin rice straw garland, but an interesting wooden motif!
Taking a peek inside!
A side view of both roofs!
I couldn’t figure out what this roof decoration meant!
Classical pinion motif!
Good-bye, Hachimangu shrine!
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