Kilbreda Gals

Kilbreda Gals

3
Followers
5
Following
Kilbreda Gals
More ideas from Kilbreda
Amaterasu (pronounced AH-mah-tay-RAH-soo) is the Japanese Shinto sun Goddess, whose name means “she who shines in the heavens”. She is the most important Goddess in the Shinto pantheon, having invented the cultivation of rice, the use of silkworms, and the art of weaving.

A print by Utagawa Toyokuni III showing the sun goddess Amaterasu, the most important deity of the Japanese Shinto religion. Here she emerges from self-exile in a cave. The figure on the right is most probably the god Ame-no-tajikara-wo.

A seventeenth-century painted silk deer mandala; a white stag rides on a cloud symbolising his messenger role (deers are considered the sacred messengers of Shinto deities); he carries a branch of the sacred sakaki tree and a mirror, a sacred symbol of Shinto. (Philadelphia Museum of Art)

Deer Mandala Artist/maker unknown, Japanese Geography: Made in Japan, Asia Period:Edo Period century Medium:Color on silk; mounted as a hanging scroll Philadelphia Museum of Art

The purification trough at the temple’s entrance,Onomichi,Japan    #fortheloverainie   #Japan

The purification trough at the temple’s entrance,Onomichi,Japan

Miko are women in the service of Shinto shrines   (at the biennial Sanno Festival in Tokyo).The translation of Miko is “Woman of God” (chosen by, or totally devoted to, the gods), but the closest meaning is “shrine maiden”

Miko are women in the service of Shinto shrines (at the biennial Sanno Festival in Tokyo).The translation of Miko is "woman of god" (chosen by, or totally devoted to, the gods), but the closest meaning is "shrine maiden." Photo by tokyobling.

❀ Gorgeous Kimonos on Shichi-go-san ❀The shichi-go-san festival celebrates the 7th (shichi) and 3rd (san) birth years of young girls and 5th (go) birth years of young boys all around Japan in October. The celebration is simple and nice: Japanese people dress their children in beautiful kimonos and they pay a visit to a shinto shrine.    Shichi-go-san at Meiji Jingu by Phil & Delph on Flickr.

❀ Gorgeous Kimonos on Shichi-go-san ❀The shichi-go-san festival celebrates the (shichi) and (san) birth years of young girls and (go) birth years of young boys all around Japan in October.

March 13: Shinto festival of Kasuga Matsuri, the Monkey Festival. Takes place in Nara, Japan, and features traditional dancing.

March Shinto festival of Kasuga Matsuri, the Monkey Festival. Takes place in Nara, Japan, and features traditional dancing.

Shinto Shrine in Winter

Shinto Shrine in Winter