Shinto shrine

A Shinto shrine (神社, jinja, archaic: shinsha, meaning: "place of the god(s)") is a structure whose main purpose is to house ("enshrine") one or more kami. Its most important building is used for the safekeeping of sacred objects, and not for worship. Although only one word ("shrine") is used in English, in Japanese Shinto shrines may carry any one of many different, non-equivalent names like gongen, -gū, jinja, jingū, mori, myōjin, -sha, taisha, ubusuna or yashiro. (For details, see the section Interpreting shrine names.) Structurally, a Shinto shrine is usually characterized by the presence of a honden or sanctuary, where the kami is enshrined. The honden may however be completely absent, as for example when the shrine stands on a sacred mountain to which it is dedicated, and which is worshiped directly. The honden may be missing also when there are nearby altar-like structures called himorogi or objects believed capable of attracting spirits called yorishiro that can serve as a direct bond to a kami. There may be a haiden (拝殿, hall of worship) and other structures as well (see below). However, a shrine's most important building is used for the safekeeping of sacred objects rather than for worship. Miniature shrines (hokora) can occasionally be found on roadsides. Large shrines sometimes have on their precincts miniature shrines (sessha (摂社) or massha (末社)).
architecture - colorful jigsaw puzzle
Play now!
architecture

Added today by andi

2

Hindu temple. - Hindu temple.
Play now!
Hindu temple.

Added month ago by Zeta

49

Buddhist temple. - Buddhist temple in Thailand.
Play now!
Buddhist temple.

Added 2 months ago by Zeta

550

Buddhist temple in Laos. - Buddhist temple in Laos.
Play now!
Buddhist temple in Laos.

Added 2 months ago by Zeta

256

Chinese building - colorful jigsaw puzzle
Play now!
Chinese building

Added 3 months ago by andi

24

architecture - colorful jigsaw puzzle
Play now!
architecture

Added year ago by andi

73

Japanese building - colorful jigsaw puzzle
Play now!
Japanese building

Added year ago by andi

131

Japanese building - colorful Japanese building
Play now!
Japanese building

Added year ago by andi

98

Chinese building - colorful Chinese building
Play now!
Chinese building

Added year ago by andi

71

Chinese building - colorful Chinese building
Play now!
Chinese building

Added year ago by andi

75 2

Chinese building - colorful puzzle jigsaw
Play now!
Chinese building

Added year ago by andi

28

Chinese building - beautiful landscape for laying
Play now!
Chinese building

Added year ago by andi

76

architecture - complicated puzzle
Play now!
architecture

Added year ago by andi

36

architecture - complicated puzzle
Play now!
architecture

Added year ago by andi

32

architecture - complicated puzzle
Play now!
architecture

Added year ago by andi

20

Waterfall - complicated puzzle
Play now!
Waterfall

Added year ago by andi

152

JAPONIAJAPONIA - JAPONIAJAPONIAJAPONIA
Play now!
JAPONIAJAPONIA

Added year ago by JAPONIA

225 1

JAPONIAJAPONIA - JAPONIAJAPONIAJAPONIA
Play now!
JAPONIAJAPONIA

Added year ago by JAPONIA

142

AzuchiAzuchi - AzuchiAzuchiAzuchiAzuchi
Play now!
AzuchiAzuchi

Added year ago by Azuchi

94

Asianism temple - Asian temple for the faithful
Play now!
Asianism temple

Added year ago by Jasmina

436 2

Krajobrazy - Japońskie klimaty.....
Play now!
Krajobrazy

Added over a year ago by Marysia

459

Wietnam pagoda - piękna pagoda w Wietnamie
Play now!
Wietnam pagoda

Added over a year ago by renulek

218

Przydrożny zajazd - Zajazd w drodze do Pragi Czeskiej
Play now!
Przydrożny zajazd

Added over a year ago by Bożena

67

chata na kurzych łapkach - natura,drewno,wysokość
Play now!
chata na kurzych łapkach

Added over a year ago by wieslawa

108

Tajlandia - Bangkok - Tajlandia - Zwiedzając Bangkok
Play now!
Tajlandia - Bangkok

Added over a year ago by Anabell

311

Dziewczyna anime - Ładna dziewczyna z anime
Play now!
Dziewczyna anime

Added over a year ago by Weronika

2

Dziewczyna anime - Ładna dziewczyna z blond włosami
Play now!
Dziewczyna anime

Added over a year ago by Weronika

2

Pałac Gyeongkok - Park i pałac w stolicy Korei Południowej
Play now!
Pałac Gyeongkok

Added over a year ago by Majeczka

484

Chińskie budowle - Wszystko zrobione z cytryny
Play now!
Chińskie budowle

Added over a year ago by IWONA

192

japońskie klimaty - kwiaty wodne w ogrodzie japońskim
Play now!
japońskie klimaty

Added over a year ago by Majeczka

357

Duży domek - Stara drewniana budowla
Play now!
Duży domek

Added over a year ago by iwona

111

Destroyed Temple - Destroyed temple after the Taiwan earthquake from 21st September, 1999.
Play now!
Destroyed Temple

Added over a year ago by Johannes Schering

57

Chińska budowla - Piękny kolorowy domek
Play now!
Chińska budowla

Added over a year ago by Iwona

252