Dec 30, 2011

Inari, Hachiman, Tenjin, the Shinto shrine there are many kinds.

Shrines are dedicated to various gods.
Ise Jingu Shrine dedicated to "Amaterasu Omikami (Amaterasu - Wikipedia)" and Yasaka Shrine dedicated to "Susanowo (Susanoo - Wikipedia)" are famous.
The most popular type in a familiar shrine, "Inari Shrine," "Hachimangu"and "Tenmangu" is said.
Only occasionally visited by the shrine, is also interesting to know what you have dedicated to God.

Torii in Engyoji Temple
Torii can be seen in the precincts of the temple in rare cases.

Inari Shrine
Shrine dedicated to Inari Okami (Inari Okami - Wikipedia). "Oinari-sama" is also called. In general, the god of agriculture. From the Middle Ages are enshrined as a god of industry.
The head shrine is Fushimi Inari Shrine
Originally, the patron god of Hata was in the Kyoto area. Inari faith, as a result of the fusion of Shinto and Buddhism, along with its spread Buddhism throughout the country.
Since come to be worshiped as the god of commerce into the Edo period, which is said to rapidly increase in the number of shrines.

Hachiman Shrine
Shrine dedicated to Hachiman God (Hachiman - Wikipedia). God of war. "Hachiman Great Bodhisattva" was also called.
The head shrine is Usa Shrine. Usa Shrine, Iwashimizu Hachiman Shrine and Hakozaki Shrine or Tsuruoka Hachiman Shrine of three major Hachiman Shrines.
Spread across the country that had been guardian of temples and that was the patron god of the Seiwa Genji (Seiwa Genji - Wikipedia).

Shrine dedicated to Michizane Sugawara (Tenjin - Wikipedia). Also called as "Tenjin-sama". God of study. Tenjin is originally had intended to refer to the gods of Japanese mythology. Faith in Michizane Sugawara, faith in a god of thunder tied, is said to be the current Tenjin worship.
Dazaifu Tenmangu and Kitano Tenmangu, has been the birthplace of Tenjin worship.

Myojin, Gongen
One of the names of God. "Gods of Japan are the Buddha", based on the idea that name.
Since 1868, the number of small Gongen in the temple.

Japanese site is here.

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