Two biggest shrines at the center of Chiba city
I’m arranging in my PC, and I found the photos that I took at.
I went to Towatari shrine and Chiba-ken Gokoku-jinja shrine 13 August.
(I was not conscious of anniversary of end of war. I forgot it.)
Gokoku-jinja shrine is so large that I couldn’t see all.
Each todofuken have Gokoku-jinja shrine.
So, I thought that I want to have a Goshuin-cho for Gokoku-jinja shrine,
and travel around the country with it.
(Now, I don’t want to do. Fall in and out of love quickly :P)
Towatari Jinja Shrine
I was in from here.(In fact, this is back gate.:()
This is front gate.(I took the picture later.:P)
About Towatari shrine (Sorry, I can’t translation. Too much.)
The approach to the shrine.
(place for ritual cleansing of hands and mouth with water when visiting shrines)
Front Shrine (拝殿)
There are many subsidiary shrines within the main precinct (Massha in Japanese)
Sui-jinja Shrine (水神社)
Asama-jinja Shrine (浅間神社)
Inari-jinja shrine (稲荷神社)
Nobuto Fujiko Tohai (devotional Fuji confraternities) monument (登渡富士講登拝記念碑)
Goshinsui (sacred water, 御神水)
(Commemoration of the Crown Prince’s wedding celebration)
Massha Shrine group (末社)
So much small shrines!
Of course, I got Goshuin.
Enshrined deities are Amenominakanushi,Kamimusubi and Takamimusubi.
Chiba-ken Gokoku-Jinja Shrine
So vast ! And I couldn’t find the border between the shrine and Chiba Park.
Front shrine (拝殿)
Sanctuary tablet (You read from right to left. :))
Cherry blossom ?
Because it is Gokoku-jinja shrine,enshrined deities are dead soldiers from End of Edo period to Great East Asian War.
So, there are many monuments.
Monument to the faithful who died in battle
Monument of honor of Kamikaze heroes (千葉県特攻勇士顕彰碑)
Monument for 500 yeas from foundation (御創五百年記念碑)
Repose of souls monument for the dead by Sino-Japanese war (日中戦士鎮魂碑)
It is memorial stone,too. Such many monuments and stones made us realize so large number of people dead because of wars since Edo period.
Monument for relocation of a shrine (御遷座碑)
Honko-zan Soinji Temple
Sanctuary tablet. It’s still fresh :).
It was still new.
This is Soto sect temple,
Principal Image of Buddha is wooden sedentary statue of the Eleven-faced Kannon.
Annual rite and festival of Towatari Jinja shrine.
About Towatari Jinja Shrine(登渡神社)
Address / 3-3-8 Nobuto, Chuo-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba
Station / Shin-Chiba station (Keisei Chiba Line)
About Chiba-ken Gokoku-Jinja shrine (千葉県護国神社)
Address / 3-16-1 Benten, Chuo-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba
Station / Chiba-Koen station (Chiba Urban Monorail)
Website / http://www.jin.ne.jp/gokoku/（in Japanese only)
About Soinji Temple(宗胤寺)
Address / 4-7-23 Benten, Chuo-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba
Station / Sakusabe station (Chiba Urban Monorail)