Zenfolio | Ray Kinnane | Kotohira shrine, Kompira-san
Visitors 67
Modified 12-Aug-07
Created 11-Aug-07
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This much-visited shrine in Shikoku is famous for its climb of 790 steps to the main shrine, and a further 390 steps to the inner shrine. Even if you only make it to the main shrine you receive (and deserve) a blessing.
Main shrine buildingsBuddhist beggarCarved lanternsElderly lady and donation markersFortune slipsLanternsMiko (priestess)Palanquin carriersPalanquinPilgrimsPriest workingSake barrels and fanSome of the steps, and shopsTrainee tour guides and teacherYoung girls on the stepsLanterns and yellow fence