Hello. It’s cold this winter, isn’t it? Although it is affected by cold waves worldwide, the other day there was enough snow to issue an alarm in Japan.
It’s easy to get tired of going out when it’s so cold, but I would like to introduce a fantastic place which give us energy and power to take advantage of this opportunity in the new year.
Moreover, this time it is Owashi Shrine. The Owashi means a big eagle, this shrine has a precincts where there are benefits such as having a child and having a happy life with your partner.
First of all, we will visit the shrine, but before the visit, there is a ritual “Kaya no Wa Kuguri”.
Kuguri means going through the circle. There was an explanation of an old Shinto ritual to pray for the cleansing of sins and injuries that were naturally acquired and for the illness.
1. First, stand in front of the Kaya no Wa
2. For the first time, give a bow and go through the Kaya ring counterclockwise, straddling the left foot.
3. Go back in front of the Kaya no Wa and straddle your left foot and go clockwise.
4. Stand in front of the Kaya no Wa and straddle your left foot and go counterclockwise.
5. Go through the ring of Kaya from your left foot and proceed to the temple as it is to worship.
First I do that, when I have visited here.
And in this precinct, there is the grand gracious symbol stature of Tamashii, which means soul life, Shrine. This is actually the best in Japan and quite impressive.
It is a god of fertility, marriage, childbirth, easy delivery, and marital harmony.
In addition to that, it is said that the Japanese ancient god of Izanagi and Izanami are likened to the tree of the vertebrate, which is called the rimmed shin tree.
In addition, there is a large tree that gives children to the front of the Tamashii Shrine. It is the shadow of the natural spirit that appeared after the Tamashii Shrine was enshrined. It is said that they will worship with the Tamashii Shrine.
Finally here? There is a Shotoku Taishido that I think. Prince Shotoku has been the object of worship since ancient times, so it is very grateful to see him here.
We hope that it will be helpful for people in their 50s who want to spend more fulfilling days.
Thank you for reading until the end.