If you get off at Okitsu Station in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City, explore the area from the left of the station not far along Okitsu River and you will find a tiny but intriguing Shinto Shrine!
“Juniso Shrine (十二祖神社”, which means 12-vessels Shrine.
Now, why this unusual number “12”?
A plaque is there to explain all in Japanese, but look at it from the other side!
Here you have the 絵xplanation of the number “12”!
Usually 7 deities are found in Shinto Shrines but this one has 12！
Some locals were glad to explain everything!
The tiny shrine!
And its small hand washing stone basin!
A thin rice straw garland!
A small stair to the interior!
The interior with a beautiful “mon/Japanese crest”!
The money offerings box!
Traditional tiled roof!
A lone tree but duly venerated!
A last look at the roof tiles!
Good-bye, Juniso Shrine!
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