Welcome back. We move on to Chapter 8: Atsuta History Course. Atsuta Shrine is considered one of the most venerable shrines in Japan second to Ise Grand Shrine or simply called ‘Jingu’ meaning The Shrine. This chapter’s course will introduce us not only to Atsuta Shrine and its treasures but some history around its property. So join me for a bit of a stroll around Atsuta.
1. Atsuta Jingu (Main Shrine). I have visited this shrine more than any other shrines in Nagoya. I am not a shinto believer but do not mind experiencing the many events celebrated in this beautiful temple. Previous visits included last Christmas day when they replaced the shimenawa and in Chapter 3 of the Nagoya Tour which I have written about. The other times I have visited were for other reasons but every time it seemed I discover something new about the shrine.
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