Which Japanese Sacred Objects Are Worth Your Time?
We asked our Japanese friends what they thought were the most important Japanese sacred objects.
These items range from the ancient idols of Japan’s ancient temples to the recent-to-the-worlds statues of Buddhist statues and shrines.
We asked for their suggestions.
The results are below.
Name: Shinto statue of Shingonji, Hokkaido, Japan, circa 1900-2050 (Source: Wikipedia)Type: Large statue in the shape of a circle with a central stone pedestal, in the form of a person standing on top of the pedestal.
Its head is surrounded by a ring of flowers.
The statue has the name “Shingonjyo-ji” and the title “Jiji-jikoku-ji.”
Its headpiece is adorned with a bamboo flower.
Its arms are covered with a kimono.
It has a red stone image of an eye on its chest, a red flower on its head, and a small wooden box on its shoulders.
Description: The statue is made of wooden blocks and has a large head.
It’s adorned with flowers and a flower-shaped earring, a large kimona, and various kinds of leaves.
The pedestal is made from a wooden cross, a piece of metal with a circular shape, and two large, red flowers.
It is decorated with the traditional Japanese seal, and it is topped with a wooden box with an oval lid and two red flowers on the top.
In the center of the statue is a small, white stone that has a rectangular shape, an image of a red eye with two red flower petals, and five red flowers around the outside.
The base of the stone is made out of red wood.
The shrine where the statue was made is located at the bottom of a hill.
It was dedicated in 2050.
The shrine has been closed for more than 100 years, but a group of Japanese tourists have made a pilgrimage there since 2013.
Jiyu no Shinto no Kano no Kita (Japanese Shrine of the Sun) in Kansai, Japan (Source/Wikimedia Commons)Type, type, type of shrine: Shinshu no kita.
Shinshu (Japanese: 土の大地) is the name given to the shrine in the south of Kansa, which dates back to the 13th century.
It consists of five buildings, the first building, called Shinsha, was built in 1285 and is now known as the “sun temple,” while the other three, the three major shrines, are located in the northern part of the city.
The third and fourth shrines were built in the late 13th and early 14th centuries, respectively, and were dedicated to the gods in the same location as the Shinshukis.
Hiroshima Shrine (Source, Wikimedia Commons)A type of temple, called “hiroshimasen” or “buddhist shrine,” is located in Shinsho, Japan.
It originally consisted of five shrines: the temple of Tatsu, a personification of the sun, in Shiroshimo (Shimane); Shinshou no hoshin (Shinshou); the temple to the sun goddess, in Imu; and Shinsou no koto (Shosoku), a personified bird.
It had two major shrifts: Shinshoku no hosa, which is in Shizuoka Prefecture; and the Shikoku temple, in Osaka Prefecture.
In addition, it also has the Tatsu Shrine in the Shishido Shrine, a shrine of the gods, which was built at the end of the 19th century and dedicated to Tatsu.
Yakutake Shinsu no kyakuji (Yakutsukisu no hosokuji), a shrine to the goddess of the moon, was dedicated to Katsuhiro Otani in Tokyo in 1995.
The Shinsyu Shrine is located north of Tokyo.
It contains the Tetsuo Shrine, which includes the Tatsumatsu Shrine, the Mitsunaga Shrine, and the Kokutani Shrine, all of which are dedicated to Hidetada.
Mitsuru Shrine (Mitsura Shrine), a type of shrine in Tokyo, is a type shrine located in Matsuri, a town in southern Kagoshima Prefecture, which has a rich history and was the home of Shinshi, a deity of the earth and water.
It began with the building of the Taira Shinsengen (Matsuri Temple), which is located south of Tokyo, in 1768.
It became the Matsuri Shinsenshinshu Shinshun Shrine in 1825.
Kaiyodo Shinsugunji Temple (Kaiyoji Shrine), which was dedicated at the beginning