Ooi Shrine (大井神社) in Shimada City within walking distance from Shimada JR station north exit is actually a group of shrines more or less dedicated to the Ooi River, a major river in Japan that travelers had to cross with the help of porters until the end of the Edo Era.
The one shrine I singled out this time is called Ooi Ebisu (大井恵比寿) as it is dedicated both to to the Oi Reiver and Ebisu God!
I couldn’t find its founding date but it is quite old, even by Japanese standards!
The roofing is in perfect condition although I suspect it must have been rebuilt many a time through the ages!
It is particularly impressive at dusk!
A new stone lantern standing by a venerable tree!
This old bridge is open only on special occasions!
Pity it is closed. I would have liked to investigate the interior!
Very peaceful atmosphere in the evenings!
Another ancient “monument”…
I’ll be back soon, old tree!
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