Katsuyama Takada Shrine

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Takada Shrine, Takada Jinja 高田神社

This shrine was founded in 久寿2年9, in honour of the main deity of Kumano, and contained a temple and a shrine. In the Meiji period, they became separated and the shrine was called as it is now.

The sturcture is called "Middle-Mountain structure" nakayama zukuri 中山造り, also called "structure in three directions" hoosanken zukuri 方三間造り which is special to the Mimasaka area of Okayama in the beginning of the Edo period.

Detail of the Dragon Carving

Lucky symbols at the door carving

The roof structure


Katsuyama, a postal station of the Road to Izumo 


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