Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ise Grand Shrine

Ise Grand Shrine in Japan (which is actually a series of more than 100 holy places) is the most sacred shrine in Japan. This temple dedicated to Amaterasu (sun goddess) and have been since 4BC. The main temple believed to store items that are most important in the history of imperial Japan: the Naikū (mirror of Japanese mythology which eventually ended up in the hands of the first emperor). The shrine is torn down and rebuilt every 20 years in accordance with the Shinto idea of death and rebirth (the next will be rebuilding in 2013). These ratings are very high in the list of places who ane ga can enter because the only person who can enter is the priest or pastor, and he must be a member of the Japanese imperial family. , Unless you are Prince or Princess of Japan.

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