Suruga Ku, south of Shizuoka JR Station, is an area replete with small ancient shrines due to its proximity to the sea.
I discovered another one of them while cycling around Minami Cho and Imagawa Cho: Chikatsu Segen Shrine/千勝浅間神社!
Although a bit derelict some parts have been renewed and are looked after a kannushi/神主/Shinto priest living in his own private house on the very premises of the shrine!
The view past the torii entrance gate!
There are still some old trees towering over it!
The main shrine!
It was rebuilt in 1875 but dates far more back into the past!
Two smaller brand new shrines have been added!
Kotogara Jinja/金刀比羅神社! It might be related to the one existing in Fujieda City!
But its door panels are really ancient!
The money offering box is new but its lock is old!
I suspect that these two “new” shrines had been here all the time and have been repainted only recently!
One of the two stone lanterns!
With the cloud and stag carvings!
And the cloud carving!
The other deer is not doe but also a stag with shorter antlers!
The “shishi”, also called “komainu”, lion guards!
The left hand side lion guard with its maw closed!
The right hand side lion with its maw open!
The “haiden” hall for the worshipers!
The rice straw garland, the bell and its rope!
On the right side can be found a far smaller and more ancient shrine with a few red torii gates!
The small shrine!
Although the red paint is flaking out the torii are still recent. They were gifted by local worshipers!
Moss has been gathering on the site!
Good-bye, Chikatsu Sengen Shrine!
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