Atsuta Shrine

Goshuin for Atsuta Shrine in Nagoya

– Atsuta Jingu – 熱田神宮 –

Nagoya (名古屋) – April 23, 2017

Atsuta Shrine is one of the Japan’s most important Shinto shrines, second only to Ise Shrine. It was built 1900 years ago and enshrines the Sun Goddess Amaterasu.

Atsuta Jingu

Atsuta Jingu

As you may be aware, Japan has Three Sacred Treasures: the sword Kusanagi, the mirror Yata no Kagami, and the jewel Yasakani no Magatama. Atsuta Shrine

houses one of these three treasures: Kusanagi.

Sadly you cannot see the sword. Not even the emperor can see the sword. No one has actually seen the sword since the Edo Period, but we all assume it’s still in there. But it’s pretty cool that the sword is supposedly in Nagoya.

This goshuin is in my Inuyama Castle Goshuincho.

Roof at Atsuta Shrine

Atsuta Jingu has a very distinct roof


My goshuincho with Atsuta Shrine in the background.

My goshuincho with Atsuta Jingu in the background

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