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Serenity in the Metropolis,Shibuya


In former article,I introduced graffiti of Shibuya.
It is a aspect of pop culture of Shibuya.

In this article I introduce “Serenity” in the Metropolis Shibuya.

During my shooting graffiti of Shibuya,I discovered these serenity places by chance.This discover was also big surprise for me.

This photo is Toyosakainari shrine.

It is said that this shrine is built 1707.
Originally it was located nearby Shibuya station,but it was moved here in 1961.

Toyosakainari shrine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Toyosakainari shrine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan

You may have ever seen like this continuous Torii.It will be Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto.
Here you can see very small one.
But atmosphere is very good.You’ll foget here is Shibuya.

Toyosakainari shrine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Toyosakainari shrine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan

Toyosakainari

Toyosakainari shrine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Toyosakainari shrine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Toyosakainari shrine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Toyosakainari shrine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Toyosakainari shrine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Toyosakainari shrine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Toyosakainari shrine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Toyosakainari shrine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Toyosakainari shrine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Toyosakainari shrine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Toyosakainari shrine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Toyosakainari shrine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan

Interesting shadow of Torii.

Toyosakainari shrine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Toyosakainari shrine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Toyosakainari shrine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Toyosakainari shrine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan

Fox is servant of Inaridaijin.

Toyosakainari shrine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Toyosakainari shrine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Toyosakainari shrine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Toyosakainari shrine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Toyosakainari shrine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Toyosakainari shrine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan

Behind the shrine,there is Hikarie(center) is seen.Here is definitely Shibuya.

Toyosakainari shrine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Toyosakainari shrine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Toyosakainari shrine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Toyosakainari shrine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan

And here is Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine.
Here is next to Toyosakainari shrine.
Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine is enshrined in 1092.
Enshrined spirit Enperor Ohjin(Posthumous Name:Hondawake-no-mikoto)

Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan

Holy tree.

Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan

Many people take a rest here.

Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan

Here is Haiden(place for prayer)

Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan

Beautiful design.
Architectural style is “Gongen-Dukuri”.It is one of Shinto Shirine’s architectural style.

Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan

When you pray,you must pray like this way.
Please be calm.
Please make a bow deeply twice.
Please clap twice in front of your breast.
Please bow on more time.

Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan

At the side of Haiden(place for prayer),English guide leaflet is located.
You can know more deeply.

Here is Omikuji.You can check your luck!

Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan

Beautiful flower was blooming.

Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan
Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine,Shibuya,Tokyo,Japan

I have discovered these places by chance.
Because I didn’t know the existence of these serenity places in Shibuya,so this discovery was big happy surprise for me.

Shibuya has both contemporary and traditional charm.
If you are tired in busy streets of Shibuya,you can take a rest here!

Reference of information: Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine guide leaflet

Konnoh Hachimangu Shirine(English)

Cool Photo Japan Map