Hi Pamela lovely pics,thankyou for sharing.
You have a lovely neighbourhood. One thing with these small shinto shrine compounds is that they are always open, people can offer a short prayer anytime, ask or thank God for a good day, a safe trip or speedy recovery anytime without the need of a Shinto priest or a prayer book. Also there is usually some greenery (even when it is on a rooftop!) which makes it a pleasant resting place.
They look magical, set apart for spiritual contemplation.I like that.
How beautiful :) Japan seems quite peaceful.
Thank you for sharing, it is lovely that they can be used anytime unlike here where churches are often locked unless there are service happening.
Interesting and got me thinking. Here in my area I have been to the Grotto on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. That is the only such place I can think of in my area. Oh, and one outside the St. Joseph Hospital in Mishawaka Indiana. Love the pictures you have shared.xx, Carol
I love all the little shrines, but the one on the roof - that's just awesome!