2016年07月08日

'Miyajidake' Shinto Shrine in Fukutsu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, the head shrine of many miyajidake shrines all over Japan, is known as a god granting business prosperity.

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Japanese people have custom to pay the first visit of the year to their nearby shrine on Jan.1st, 2nd and 3rd. As this shrine is believed to grant the prayer of business prosperity, many merchants as well as businessmen visit here every new year. The number of them is counted more than a million, the largest number in Kyushu. The straw rope, put under the eaves of the main building in the first picture, is said to be the largest one in Japan, suggesting the high standing of this shrine. This main building stands halfway up a hill, where the prayer for victory by the Imperial navy was done when they started on the voyage to Korea about 1,600 year ago. The second picture shows the approach way from the sea to the main building, which is called 'Hikari-no-Michi' the path of light. The sun sets into the end of this path meeting the sea only two times a year.

Licensed tour guide/travel consultant,
Masahisa Takaki.

通訳案内士 高木聖久。

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