That's interesting because cemeteries are usually connected to Buddhist temples. I wonder if ths\is is a temple with a side shrine.
The white flags say: Namu fudōmyōōwhich is a godlook at this link and change to English (in the left hand column)https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/不動明王In temples dedicated to Acala a rite of burning wood and cleansing the sins by fire is held. It is called 'goma'Read the section 'Worship' and 'Homa ritual'.It could be a private temple as there are so few graves.
What a tiny shrine! It's adorable.
Looking at the picture,I thought Pamela found “OINARI-SAN ”.Inari-shrine.“OINARI-SAN”is nickname.One of the denomination of the shrine.「Inari」is rice cultivation. It enshrines the God of Japanese agriculture.It features a vermillion Torii gate and a white fox.There are “Shishi“and”Komainu”in the temple.There is a white fox at Inari-shrine,but it is not in the photo.White fox may be on business trip to help God’s work.😉It seems that「Fudo-Myoo」is enshrined in the temple in the photo.In other words.shrines and temples are mixed.Japan has been forming for a long time. Many Inari-shrine were built in the hope of good harvest.But later Buddhist ideas come from abroad.Some shrines have fused Buddhism with the teachings of the sect.There is a temple where shrines and temples are mixed.Death is considered filty at the shrine.Therefore,I heard that a grave can't be built on the premises.You can see that there are graves in “temples like shrines“.where shrines and temples are mixed.I also wonder why there is no name.But now that I can pray for things other than agriculture,I think it's familiar to my neighbors as“OINARI-SAN”.I looked it up a long time ago,so consider all comments as my personal opinion.🙏
Pamela: It is very interesting to hear about the Shrines.Do they have information about the Shrines that you can read about, just curious.Catherine
I love this one. It's so small and intimate and simply lovely.
This is a lovely little shrine. They are all interesting to read about.
A lovely little shrine, size shouldn’t matter, one can have their faith wherever.
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