Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Fence and Foliage ;

          Linking this post to Good Fences and Floral Friday;
 *For these two meme, I'd like to introduce you two little shrines* 

Shrine in our city park (Good Fence)
Originally, this shrine with "God of water" was located different place at the river bank in our city. It was moved to the artificial lake (created more than 300 years ago). And later our city park was made around this lake in 1925.

Torii (鳥居)Gate Way to the shrine
(Torii is the gate which separate mundane place from sacred area where God reside)
The shrine is surrounded with orange fence :)
We can go back to see the inner shrine.




Shrine in the next city (Floral Friday; featuring foliage)
The festival I introduced in this post  the other day was held in front of the open space of this shrine with "God of sea" for navigation safety.

You can see the people gathered under the Foliage at festival 
and the cement barrel I explained in my festival post.

Than you very much for stopping by;  I hope you're having a Wonderful June.

32 comments:

Minoru Saito said...

Hi,Miyako sama. Nice captures. The first photo is very beautiful. This shrine looks like Itukushima Jinja shrine. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Hello Miyako, what a gorgeous series of photos!!! Thank you so much for sharing all this beauty!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful shrines, Miyako. Thanks for sharing. I'm sorry I haven't been around visiting lately.

Tamago said...

Hi Miyako san. These shrines are beautiful! The fist shrine looks very stately with long walkway behind torii and surrounded by water. The second shrine looks beautiful with lush trees!

Have a lovely day, Miyako san :-)

TexWisGirl said...

i LOVE these gates! just BEAUTIFUL!!! i'd love to have one in my yard (if i planted a few more flowering trees in my gazebo area.)

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, the shrines and gateways are beautiful! Thank you for sharing, have a happy week ahead!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful series Miyako.... I really enjoy seeing the shrines and learning some of the history.

Gail Dixon said...

Your part of the world is so rich in history and beauty. Thank you for sharing it with us. This looks like a wonderful place to be serene and get close to God.

Michiko Johnson said...

Hi Miyako San!
Shrine no orange fence ga totemo kiraidesune.
Otosan mo minichi very happy day with you.
Have a nice day!
Michiko

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh, I love the orange fence. It looks so inviting.

CJ said...

This looks like such a lovely place. Very nice photos. Thanks for sharing the history of it, too.

TexWisGirl said...

(i came back from your link just to see these beauties, again!) :)

bj said...

Oh, my goodness...these are just beautiful.
Happy Good Fences..

bj said...

Back to say I am following you now thru Google Friend Connect. :)

marilyn said...

Beautiful places...wonderful gate structures...hope your weekend is filled with pleasant things...

RobinfromCA said...

Beautiful photos! That orange fence is stunning against the water backdrop.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Thank you for sharing. It's nice to see fences from all over the world.
Rinda

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
Trying again my comment as I got an error code when publishing...
Such a lovely arch for entering sacred space!
Does the orange fence have any special meaning too?
We do have in Indonesia several arches when leaving the mundane world and entering the world of the Gods or Spirits. It adds to the sacredness of certain temple areas.
Lovely photos.
Hugs,
Mariette

Karen said...

Beautiful scenery. The red fences are a lovely frame for the walkways.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

How beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Ida said...

Fabulous fence and shrine. Love the Red, it really does pop.

Felicia said...

Thanks for sharing some of your culture Miyako. Pretty fences and foliage.

Susan said...

Hello Miyako - those shrines are beautifully presented. I especially enjoyed seeing the orange fence and the view through the Torii as shown in your photograph. The trees have a charm of their own as well. Thank you for showing them :D)

trishie said...

What a beautiful shrine by the water! I love that orange fence too

Peach Macarons said...

what a beautiful place! it looks so peaceful

Peach Macarons said...

what a beautiful place! it looks so peaceful

ladyfi said...

What a gorgeous park!

Karen S. said...

Amazing beautiful garden and what a bright and stunning fence outlining it all too!

Shelly said...

I always feel as if I've been on a wonderful vacation after reading your terrific posts, my dear friend! What lovely pictures! And also wanted to let you know I will be closing my blog for a bit, but will be checking back in from time to time on my favorite ones, and yours is one of the tops of that list! xo

bailey-road.com said...

The park is really beautiful. I love the idea of a gateway to the sacred area.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

What a beautiful place!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Miyako,

Lovely photographs and such a gorgeous shrine alongside the water.
I also love the pretty tall green trees - what sort are they?
Happy weekend
hugs
Carolyn