Ishida Shrine (石田神社) in Ishida, Suruga Ku, Shizuoka City!

As I said before Suruga Ku, the area south of Shizuoka JR Station is literally sprinkled with ancient small and quaint Shinto Shrines I mostly discover during my bicycle rides in that particular area!

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About 5 minutes (count 10 to find it) ride from The station stands Ishida Shrine (石田神社) stands in an area of the same name.

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Although small and almost derelict locals have been offering new torii gates!

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Very small stone hand washing basin (Chōzuya) but with its own roof!

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Two smart looking lions (“Shishi” Or “komainu”) are guarding the shrine!

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The Left hand one with its closed maw!

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The right hand one with its mouth open!

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This wooden board indicates that the shrine was rebuilt in 1875 although it has been a site where shrines have been erected for at least 1,000 years!

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The shrine (jinjya) with two stone lanterns (ishi-dōrō)!

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Stag carving!

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Mountain carving!

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The other lantern sports not a doe but a stag with longer antlers!

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The main worship hall (Heiden)!

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With is rice straw garland (shimenawa) and bell and rope.
I didn’t notice any money offering box (saisen) so I suppose worshippers throw their coins through the door or into the box of smaller shrines also found on the site!

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The roof top pinion!

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Roofing design!

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One of the two lanterns stands.
The left one is decorated with an animal carving!

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The plain lantern wooden stand on the right!

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A small shrine (kamidana) on the right!

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Two more on the left!

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An even smaller and more ancient one made of stone and bearing a rice straw garland!

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And still another one!

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The partly restored inner shrine (honden) barred to the public!

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The cross beams (chigi) show that the local deity is male!
Actually, I had made a continuous mistake about this particular point which was pointed out to me by Facebook friend who just happened to be praying there!

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Only the roofing seems to be the original part!

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Trees are still standing in the middle of the residential area!

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Good-bye, Ishida Shrine!

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