Monday, June 18, 2012

Walking Course #1: My Goal! (Atsuta Shrine)

 Welcome to Atsuta Shrine!

Home of the Thousand (at least) year old tree and.....some roosters?


 It was so quiet at this shrine. Maybe it had something to do with it being the middle of the day on a Friday and not a holiday.


 To cleanse your hands before praying.





 The trees here are amazing! They intertwine with each other to make almost a complete blanket over the area.








 I've seen these strings of cranes at a couple places. It takes a lot of time to fold all these cranes (supposedly a thousand) to have your prayers answered.


 All visitors are welcome to buy a plaque and leave it here. There are other charms that you can buy. There are ones to protect your health, wealth, business, etc.


A woman in prayer after tossing a coin to the gods in the money box.