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Hie Jinja Shrine Chiyoda-ku ,Tokyo

Hie Jinja Shrine Chiyoda-ku ,Tokyo

Oyama Shrine (尾山神社) honors "Toshiie Maeda" (前田利家), a warrior of the civil war period and his wife "Matsu" (まつ). This Komainu is very smart and made of bronze.  http://www.oyama-jinja.or.jp/

Oyama Shrine (尾山神社) honors "Toshiie Maeda" (前田利家), a warrior of the civil war period and his wife "Matsu" (まつ). This Komainu is very smart and made of bronze. http://www.oyama-jinja.or.jp/

traditional chinese roof tile

An aerial view over Chinese tiles roofs in an ancient Chinese village

KENROKUEN GARDENS, KANAZAWA, JAPAN. https://www.facebook.com/shorthaircutstyles/posts/1762376764052763

Our house in Japan really was built over a koy pond like this! We had a huge, 8 inch thick piece a glass for viewing, right in the middle of the living room floor. This one is from Kenrokuen, Kanazawa, Japan.

Sacred rope, Izumo Taisha, Shimane-ken, Japan, 2006 by asiabytes, via Flickr

Sacred rope, Izumo Taisha, Shimane-ken, Japan, 2006 by asiabytes, via Flickr

Nijo Castle, Kyoto.

Historic castle completed in built to provide lodging for Tokugawa Shogun and as a stronghold for the Kyoto Imperial Palace

Yasaka pagoda but like I've never seen it.  Snow sitting like this is so rare in central Kyoto but so beautiful against the aged wood

京都 八坂 〜Kyoto Yasaka I love every single thing about this picture from the layout…

Kyoto, Japan. stay near a tube station and you can get anywhere in the city easily

京都・貴船*ぷちひとり旅 (八瀬・大原・貴船・鞍馬

stay near a tube station and you can get anywhere in the city easily

花園神社 威徳稲荷神社    Itoku Inari shrine is surrounded and guarded by many foxes.  http://www.hanazono-jinja.or.jp/mt/top/

花園神社 威徳稲荷神社 Itoku Inari shrine is surrounded and guarded by many foxes. http://www.hanazono-jinja.or.jp/mt/top/

東京タワーもまだ建設中だった昭和30年代。この画像は映画 「ALWAYS 三丁目の夕日」より。★特に3作目の「ALWAYS...'64」など、私はリアルタイムで子供でした〜!日本中がキラキラ✨と希望に満ち溢れていた時代。あの時のオリンピックは何のことやら理解できてなかったけど、それがまた巡って来るのは感慨深いものがあります。

Tokyo Tower under construction

Tokyobling's Blog Anamori Inari Shrine – Haneda

Anamori Inari Shrine – Haneda

Konchan, the fox statue outside of Anamori Inari Jinja Station. People take turns dressing her up for the various seasons. Konchan is a Kitsune, or fox spirit.

The Golden DecorationKamigamo Shrine, Kyoto.   | Flickr - Teruhide Tomori

Kamigamo Shrine is an important Shinto sanctuary on the banks of the Kamo River in north Kyoto, first founded in Its formal name is the Kamo-wakeikazuchi Shrine

1910 photo of the Grotesque at Notre Dame, France

Amazing vintage photo of the famous gargoyle at Notre Dame, Paris, France

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