My trip to #Japan Pt.1 ✨ Give it some love~
나의 일본 여행 Pt. 1✨ 많이 사랑해 주세요~
Ema wooden prayer blocks.
In the main Meiji Shrine courtyard, there is a massive ‘sacred’ tree stand. This is for hanging ema on. Ema are blocks of wood with prayers written on the back, which the Shinto priests pray over every day.
Main courtyard of the Meiji Shrine.
Traditional water basin to perform Temizu, a hand-washing and symbolic cleansing custom before entering a Shinto shrine.
Meiji Shrine is located in a forest in the heart of Tokyo that covers an area of 70 hectares containing more than 120,000 trees of 365 different species.
The Meiji Shrine was completed and dedicated to the first emperor of modern Japan, Emperor Meiji and his wife Empress Shōken who ascended the throne in 1867.
Torii gate entrance to the Meiji Shrine, Shibuya, Tokyo.
With just a few hours to explore Tokyo by myself, I managed to find this extraordinary place — Meiji Shrine — To enter the Meiji Shrine, it's custom to wash your hands at the entrance taps! 🌿⛩