November 10, 2010

Kume Suitengu


These stairs lead up to Kume Suitengu (久米水天宮) Shrine.

This shrine is what we call Sessha (摂社), a shrine that is located within another main shrine's domain. But unlike other sessha, Kume Suitengu has its own entrance and stairs. 


I love how it's located in the woods and surrounded by nature. The god of safe birth is known to be here in Kume Suitengu and many families with expecting mothers come to be blessed. 
 

13 comments:

arabesque said...

that is a nice shrine and a place that seems unperturbed,but i wonder if it's scary at night. ^0^

Kiki said...

I really like visiting shrines in Japan-it's so peaceful.

Halcyon said...

It's beautiful!

VP said...

How nice to have a god of safe birth, I think he would be extremely popular everywhere!
These shrines in the woods are absolutely charming.

Evelyn said...

Kaori
I am missing Japan. I love the serenity in these pics.

cieldequimper said...

An invitation...

NYC In Photographs said...

Looks like a lovely place!

ρομπερτ said...

Greeting the light - it must indeed have been a joy to step and climb these stairs. Thank you for taking us with you. Please have a good Thursday.

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Al said...

I love these shrines - they are so in harmony with the nature that surrounds them. Very nice photos, they bring that home.

T. Becque said...

What lovely thoughts are behind this shrine. I like the setting too!

Tall Gary said...

Nuchi du takara. Nifee deebiru.

Francisca said...

A nice simple shrine. I'm coming with Evelyn.

viagra online said...

Those images give me peace that's perfect that's what I want in order to avoid the stress I living in the city

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