Gate Between Trees

Gate between trees in Samukawa Jinja
Shot at Samukawa Jinja, a Shinto shrine in Samukawamachi, Kanagawa tetsuOzawa

Some worshippers passed through the gate between trees

It's not known exactly when this Samukawa Jinja was built. However, it is written in blood that this Shinto shrine has a long history. The name of this shrine was written on Engishiki, which is a Japanese book about laws and customs written in 927. So the establishment was dated back at least 1000 years. According to the legend, this shrine was built about 1600 years ago. It is said the emperor of that time dedicated to this shrine already.

Nevertheless, every architecture in the precinct is not so old. So it was difficult to feel the history only by seeing the architectures.

Walking around the precinct, I came to one of the approaches, which was not the main approach. A wooden gate was seen at the end of the path. And some worshippers were passing through.

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Where is Samukawa Jinja?

PHOTO DATA

No

11237

Shooting Date

May 2019

Posted On

October 15, 2019

Place

Samukawa Jinja, Kanagawa

Genre

Architectural Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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