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Shirahige Shrine (白髭神社) in Kamiashiarai, Shizuoka City

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“Shirahige/白髭/White Beard2, probably a dedication to great age is name found everywhere for a shinto shrine in Japan!

The (new) torii gate!

This fairly old on eis located in Shiuzoka City, Aoi Ku, Kamiasharai, right in front of a Shizutetsu Supermarket of all places!

It was first built in 1770 for a God called Takeshi Uchi No Sukune No Mikoto and its festivals are held on New Year’s day, in June and on the 17th of October!

The “original” monument!

As I said its torii gate is quite new!

Shirahige Shrine (白髭神社)!

An old but small and lonely stone hand washing basin….

two stone lanterns differing only in small details!

A mountain for both of them!

An unusual cloud and a prone deer!

But the deer here is standing!

No, this is not the main shrine!

Some of the space in this shrine was used to build a Community Hall!

“The Shrine is at the back!”

A venerable tree is standing witness!

You will find a small shrine at the foot of the tree!

It is probably older than the one standing on its left!

The main shrine!

Benefactors’ names!

Taking a frontal whole picture is not possible!

The money offerings box!

the shrine name and a very thin rice straw garland!

A side view!

The roof is probably the best part!

Good-bye, shirahige shrine!

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