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Hinomisaki Shrine

Hinomisaki Shrine

Located 8 kilometers north of Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine lies another ancient shrine painted red and encircled by a grove of old pine trees. The vermillion-lacquered Hinomisaki Shrine was built in honor of two sibling deities with a prominent presence in Japanese mythology; Amaterasu, the goddess of the sun, and her younger brother Susano, the god of storms and the sea. Thus, the shrine is divided into two parts – the Upper Shrine (Kami-no-miya) and Sunset Shrine (Hishizumi-no-miya).

Torii

Me-kari shinji. A religious rite of seaweed (wakame) harvesting. Held on the first day of the first month of the lunar calendar

Nishengu Shrine Gate

Chozuya

Nishengu Shrine Gate Inside

Main shrine hall

Main shrine Side

Kamunomiya-Honden

other smaller shrines

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