Meiji Shrine : A hidden gem in Tokyo ( part 1)

Seen as clearing up,

While they may be gathering,

on a mountain peak,

clouds indeed,do resemble,

the world in which we dwell,

-Waka Poetry by Empress Shoken

Meiji Shrine is a Shinto Shrine located near Harajuku Station on JR Yamnote line in Tokyo.Shinto shrines are usually dedicated to “Kami”.In Japanese traditions, “Kami” is considered as element in nature, forces in universe as well as spirits of revered deceased.Meiji Shrine is dedicated to Emperor Meiji, First emperor of Japan and Empress Shoken.It is an excellent place to demonstrate architecture of a typical Shinto Shrine.Here is how it went in Meiji Shrine :

Torii gate : These gates mark entrance to Shrine.They are mostly made of wood and may be pained in different colors.

torii

torii-1

Next part will have most interesting structures including Ema and purification Trough 🙂

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Longer you live , more you appreciate life.So as years progressed, I realized that life has too much to offer. It is full of options and contradictions.Every moment comes with a different experience.At this point, I felt need of platform to keep a journal of all those experiences for reference.This is how this blog came into picture. I prefer pictures as I am too lazy to type.But truth is that I find it difficult to express most of time.Here pictures come to my rescue. Essentially , this blog is a journal of my experiments with life.But then I found that it is taste of liquor of life which motivates me. -:)

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