Chapter 264: Sumiyoshi Shrine in Hakata Fukuoka (住吉神社)

CL0TmbgWRTm4iVfG9N5NrQ_thumb_e04yMexYPfAQeW7YXjMRi8x3w_thumb_e0at3dSNI1WQWei1KA7u2ZcdA_thumb_e0d1rDma1VfSJSne93RiXGy2A_thumb_e054zvHUHAvQiaCAoODpZwEoA_thumb_df3tDsPzCydR8unIWE2aBFfFw_thumb_e0elLfwtVLZSOCCg+dqgqpqDw_thumb_dedt%+MVl7NQe6HwR7CS0nEcg_thumb_de7MZCvsQMkTx+czOxmZ0Y4pg_thumb_defso4UCmb9RT2YZqJmiXy9MA_thumb_df2h0KiIavZTzepvOSrENLoSg_thumb_deaP5QHth1cS3edNUJX95qBrQ_thumb_de9gJqcnbXTQ36w1DvZYgznhA_thumb_debCIZRQ9inQuCNdCoB5MA9fg_thumb_e03b7kmc9hvQg2DbLifxeE1tQ_thumb_e00Ozhj9K2rT9aIoc%NA9M2hQ_thumb_df1PQeXUG2hR62Wi0Z++wfYCw_thumb_df7S1Cn6QkJStyQ275t3D6aMA_thumb_e02HMvD2zhySLWnCvXb1lrvjA_thumb_df9mqdhjG0KRreZ6S2AOF0uqw_thumb_df4mvLVNuoGR3eJowbTMN%WhA_thumb_e085gKRuCT1RMmGuNllYcCckQ_thumb_e0bP+0NyaLzQhi4u0TAS%tQQQ_thumb_dfc4S9iLPZZSZa7hZ0lWCE5LQ_thumb_dfbQgSRMPGAQCGishSDTz4+XQ_thumb_e07

qdl59N7iSDGr99aY1Sv2Uw_thumb_dfd
Do you see the brown stray cat in the background?

This is Kyushu’s hidden gem. It may even be easily passed by and made a missed-opportunity. The grounds are of Shinto faith with so much to see and enjoy. Along the right side of the main shrine you will come across an ancient sumo wreslter statue with piercing golden eyes. The grounds feature many small shrines dedicated to tiny foxes, aged tori gates and a beautiful pond. My final photo here, was one of my favourites as a stray cat suddenly leaped onto the wall to get a closer look of the white falling snow. The shrine was very quiet, so quiet, a pin-drop could be heard. It was a like a little wonderland, with almost no people around, surrounded in peace.

—Tofu

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s