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Juniso Shinto Shrine (十二祖神社) in Okitsu, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!

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If you get off at Okitsu Station in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City, explore the area from the left of the station not far along Okitsu River and you will find a tiny but intriguing Shinto Shrine!

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“Juniso Shrine (十二祖神社”, which means 12-vessels Shrine.
Now, why this unusual number “12”?

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A plaque is there to explain all in Japanese, but look at it from the other side!

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Here you have the 絵xplanation of the number “12”!
Usually 7 deities are found in Shinto Shrines but this one has 12!
Some locals were glad to explain everything!

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The tiny shrine!

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And its small hand washing stone basin!

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A thin rice straw garland!

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A small stair to the interior!

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The interior with a beautiful “mon/Japanese crest”!

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The money offerings box!

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Traditional tiled roof!

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A lone tree but duly venerated!

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A last look at the roof tiles!

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Good-bye, Juniso Shrine!

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