。.・宮戸弁天・Miyado Benten・。.

2015.05.08 (Fri)


Northwest from Shitori Shrine, on the shores of Lake Tōgō, there lies a large rock and a torii (an arch-shaped gate most commonly found by Shinto shrines in Japan). Called the Miyado Benten, these grounds are dedicated to the worship of the goddess Benten, one of the seven immortals of Asian folklore. Said to be the woman representative of all human beauty, Benten was popular largely due to her blessings of wisdom, longevity and prosperous wealth to the common people. There is also a legend that has been passed down which tells of a white snake messenger of Princess Shitateru, who resided at Shitori Shrine.



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