Futarasan Jinja, Nikko.

Posted By yonghow on December 30th, 2014

Futarasan Jinja Nikko

After a brisk stroll along the chilly shoreline of lake Chuzenji ( see this earlier post. ) we happened upon the shinto shrine Futarasan, apparently one of three situated in the area.

Futarasan Jinja Nikko
Futarasan Jinja Nikko
Futarasan Jinja Nikko

(above) A sleepy looking buffalo carved from a gargantuan piece of stone greets visitors near the entrance. (below) Looking back from the main gate of the shrine one can catch a great view of the lake. Even here the frosty snowflakes from the mountains across the lake are still drifting in.

Futarasan Jinja Nikko
Futarasan Jinja Nikko

(above) Just next to the main entrance a spectacular maple tree full of fiery red leaves beckon visitors to the shrine.

Futarasan Jinja Nikko
Futarasan Jinja Nikko
Futarasan Jinja Nikko

(above) A shrine maiden making her rounds.

Futarasan Jinja Nikko
Futarasan Jinja Nikko

(above) An exqusitely carved wooden decorative piece above the main entrance door, I especially like the curves and twirls depiciting the waves.

From here on it’s a steep ascent into the mountains as we attempt to locate some momiji clusters to shoot. More pictures of those in the next post.

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And this when the sketchbook begins to smoke! (((wow)))

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