Even in the bustling Kagurazaka area, a little off the beaten path, a residential area spreads out, and a humble shrine stands in its place. Standing at the entrance to the shrine grounds, one could see a stone-paved approach leading straight to the hall of worship. Lanterns lined both sides of the approach, and trees had been planted. The temple grounds were quiet and there were not many visitors. Even from the entrance of the approach, the worship hall can be seen clearly and zigzag-shaped paper streamers can be seen hanging under the eaves of the roof. A man was standing in front of the hall of worship.
This shrine, founded in 1300, is not very famous, but it used to be very crowded. The shrine grounds have undergone a complete transformation since the "Akagi Shrine Revitalization Project" began in 2009. Many visitors can now be seen in the shrine grounds, which have been modernized.
|Aug 2006 IN THE CITY TOKYO
|AKAGI MOTOMACHI APPROACH LANTERN SHRINE TREE
August 3, 2006
June 9, 2022
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