Attractions Shinto shrines are places of worship and the dwellings of the kamithe Shinto "gods". Sacred objects of worship that represent the kami are stored in the innermost chamber of the shrine where they cannot be seen by anybody.
History Itsukushima jinja was the chief Shinto shrine ichinomiya of Aki Province. The present shrine dates from the midth century, and is believed to follow an earlier design from the 12th century.
The shrine was "devoted to the worship of goddesses to whom Kiyomori owed thanks, he felt, for his success in life.
These consist of thirty-two scrolls, on which the Lotus and other sutras have been copied by Kiyomori, his sons, and other members of the family, each completing the writing of one scroll. Kiyomori lavished great wealth upon Itsukushima, and he liked to show the place to his friends and colleagues, or even to royal personages Near the main shrine is a noh stage which dates from The dramatic gate, or toriiof Itsukushima Shrine is one of Japan's most popular tourist attractions, and the most recognizable and celebrated feature of the Itsukushima shrine,  and the view of the gate in front of the island's Mount Misen is classified as one of the Three Views of Japan along with the sand bar Amanohashidateand Matsushima Bay.
Although a gate has been in place sincethe current gate dates back only to The torii appears to be floating only at high tide. When the tide is low, it is approachable by foot from the island.
Gathering shellfish near the gate is also popular at low tide. At night, powerful lights on the shore illuminate the torii. The torii gate, accessible from the island during low tide On September 5,the shrine was severely damaged by Typhoon Songda.
The boardwalks and roof were partially destroyed, and the shrine was temporarily closed for repairs. Religious significance The shrine is dedicated to the three daughters of Susano-o no MikotoShinto god of seas and storms, and brother of the sun goddess Amaterasu tutelary deity of the Imperial Household.
Because the island itself has been considered sacred, commoners were not allowed to set foot on it throughout much of its history to maintain its purity.
To allow pilgrims to approach, the shrine was built like a pier over the water, so that it appeared to float, separate from the land.
Commoners had to steer their boats through the torii before approaching the shrine. Retaining the purity of the shrine is so important that sinceno deaths or births have been permitted near it. Burials on the island are forbidden.
View from the torii.Itsukushima Shrine stands on March 29, in Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima, Japan. The Shinto shrine was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in , with several buildings designated as national treasures by the Japanese arteensevilla.com://arteensevilla.com Find itsukushima shrine Stock Images in HD and millions of other royalty-free stock photos, illustrations, and vectors in the Shutterstock collection.
Travel design with Itsukushima Shinto Shrine on Miyajima island. The famous orange floating shinto gate (Torii) of Itsukushima shrine panorama, Miyajima island of Hiroshima arteensevilla.com+shrine.
Hiroshima-Miyajima Island 4th November 7th November Georgina From Hiroshima, a short ferry ride of ten-minutes from Miyajimaguchi Pier (see below for information on access) takes you to the Island of Itsukushima or arteensevilla.com://arteensevilla.com · The Torri at the Itsukushima Shrine, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.
The Torri at the Itsukushima Shrine, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. Follow Us: Membership. The kaguraden or dancing hall at the Ise Shinto shrine dedicated to Amaterasu.
The site first had a shrine built in 1 2 3 Next > Last >> Remove Ads arteensevilla.com Itsukushima Shrine, a national treasure, was registered as a World Heritage site in The three deities of Itsukushima Shrine were born when Amaterasu Ōmikami (goddess of the sun) and her brother Susanoo-no-mikoto made a pledge on the Celestial Plain, using a jewel and a sword.
Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima (literally, "shrine island") is perhaps the most famous shrine in Japan, known for its "floating" torii gate. Miyajima Island has long been a holy site in shinto, and Itsukushima Shrine was built in the 12th arteensevilla.com://arteensevilla.com /hiroshima/arteensevilla.com