Izumo Taisha Shrine, also known as Izumo Oyashiro, is considered to be one of the most important Shinto Shrines in Japan. Izumo Taisha Shrine is in Izumo of Shimane Prefecture, which is close to Matsue. Izumo Taisha Shrine is dedicated to the god Okuninushi which famous as the Shinto deity Read more [...]
Japanese Shrines are sacred buildings of the Shinto religion, an indigenous religion to Japan. The primary objective of a Shinto Shrine is to store and protect sacred objects, kami. These objects are said to be enshrined. Most Shinto Shrines feature a honden, the primary building where the sacred objects, kami are stored. An exception to this is where the sacred object is a mountain or similarly large object. Some shrines contain halls for worship, known as haiden.