Katsuyama, Okuninushi Yashiro

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The Okuninushi Yashiro Shrine in Katsuyama

大国主命の社 おくにぬしのやしろ。 大国主尊

At the northern end of the town, below the Castle Mountain, are the remains of an old shrine. Now the old trees are the most impressive.
They really exsude a sacred presence with their huge trunks and majestic branches.

Entrance to the Shrine

Izumo Oyashiro-kyo religion is a Shinto sect that links people with Okuninushi-no-kami, a Shinto god credited with love and happiness. The religion of the Izumo Taisha Shrine focuses on the relationship of love, which binds Okuninushi-no-kami with all humanity.
This relationship and the religion that glorifies it have permeated Japanese culture and the life patterns of Japanese people throughout the years of Japanese history.

Read more about Izumo and Okuninushi no Mikoto 

Navel of this huge tree

Intermingling roots and trunks

pockmarks of time
passed with the gods -
these trees in winter


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Gabi Greve 

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External LINK with all the Details on this Deity


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful photos Gabi san!
Your haiga is so apt. The tree navel photo has a face in the moss. :)

bring us happiness
winter so cold

--Billie Dee