Sunday, November 8, 2015

Silver Week Getaway 2015 (Part 3) Hitachinokuni Izumo Taisha & Tsukubasan Jinja / シルバーウィークの旅 2015(パート3)常陸国 出雲大社と筑波山神社

I am falling so far behind in keeping up with my own blog it is pitiful.  Can you believe I'm still writing about the first day of our Silver Week mini vacation.  At this rate, I won't be done with this before the end of the year.  Anyway, continuing on our temple/shrine pilgrimage, our next destination was Hitachinokuni Izumo Taisha.

や~、個人ブログの更新は最近週に一回は情けないですね。まだシルバーウィークの小旅行のネタでまた一日目だ。このままつづくと年内に終わらないかも。とりあえず、次の目的地へ。この旅のメインがお寺・神社巡りなので、こんどは常陸国 出雲大社行きです。

Entrance to Hitachinokuni Izumo Taisha.

常陸国 出雲大社の入口。

Haiden / 拝殿
Dragon at the hand purification basin.
Izumo Taisha is known for being a shrine to help in matchmaking.  Check out the heart shape in the temple details.

Me in front of Hitachinokuni Izumo Taisha.
常陸国 出雲大社前の僕。

Me and my wife at Hitachinokuni Izumo Taisha.
常陸国 出雲大社前の妻と一緒。

Prayer Boards / 絵馬
Entrance to Tatsuda Jinja / 龍蛇神社の入口
Tatsuda Jinja / 龍蛇神社
We were checking out the view while receiving our temple seals.

Temple Seal from Hitachinokuni Izumo Taisha  / 常陸国 出雲大社の御朱印
One more shrine visit before heading to our hotel for the evening.  Our next destination - Tsukuba Jinja.

Tsukuba Jinja Entrance / 筑波神社の参道
Goshinkyo / 御神橋
Zuishinmon (Zuishin Gate) / 随神門
Toyokiiri Hinoko no Mikoto / 豊木入日子命
Yamato Takeru no Mikoto / 倭健の命
Stairs leading to the main shrine.

Map of Shrine Grounds / 境内の案内地図
Tsukubasan Jinja Haiden / 筑波山神社の拝殿
Prayer Boards / 絵馬
Me in front of Tsukubasan Jinja.
Timed the picture just right to get the Miko-san walking above my wife.

Goshinsui / 御神水
Asahi Inari Jinja / 朝日稲荷神社
Very large cedar tree.
Circumference: 9.8 meters
Height: 32 meters
Age: approximately 800yrs old
Tsukubasan Jinja Shrine Seal / 筑波山神社の御朱印
And then it was off to check into our hotel.

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