The other day I was looking for another Shinto Shrine in Hattori Honcho, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City. along the Warashina River and actually lost my way. That is when I discovered this small but ancient Shinto Shrine!
The torii gate.
Fortunately I met an old lady cleaning the place who told me this Shirine was called Sengen for a good reason: it is actually the original location of the big Sengen Shrine which was moved a long time ago to the center of Shizuoka City!
The stone had washing basin!
A very old basin indeed!
I discovered an old stone lantern by an even older votive stone between two grand trees!
Interestingly enough it was carved with the same patterns as the stone lanterns found found in Komagata Shrines in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!
I was also told that some of the pine trees around are well above 500 years old!
Even their top broken some are really tall!
And really thick!
The shrine itself is of medium size and old, but very simple, although in good repair!!
“Sengen Shrine” above a well-maintained rice straw rope garland!
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