Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha

Posted on Sunday, October 24, 2010 | 0 comments

          Last Sunday, we took a drive over to Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha, in Fujinomiya city. It's only about an hour's drive from Shizuoka, so it made for a nice afternoon getaway.
  This shrine is the head shrine of the 1300 or so Sengen/Asama shrines throughout the country. (FYI: The whole top of Mt. Fuji, from the 8th stage upwards, is also considered to be part of the shrine grounds). I haven't had the time to look up a lot more information on this shrine, but I'll include a picture below showing a sign detailing some of the history. Feel free to click on and enlarge it if you'd like more details.

                                          History of the shrine

                                        Shrine gates

                                        The main shrine

                                                Empty sake barrels


           I really wasn't stalking this girl! (It's not actually the same girl, either)

                                 What shrine is complete without...chickens??