Shinto shrine
A Shinto shrine (神社, jinja, archaic: shinsha, meaning: "place of the god") is a structure whose main purpose is to house ("enshrine") one or more Shinto (神道, Shintō) kami. Its most im...
Shintai
In Shinto, shintai (神体, body of the kami), or go-shintai (御神体, sacred body of the kami) when the honorific prefix go- is used, are physical objects worshipped at or near Shinto shrines...
Kanjo
Kanjō (勧請) in Shinto terminology indicates a propagation process through which a kami, previously divided through a process called bunrei, is invited to another location and there reenshrined.
Inari Shrine
An Inari shrine (稲荷神社, Inari Jinja) is a shinto shrine to worship the god Inari. There are many Inari shrines in Japan. The deity is worshiped also in some Buddhist temples.
Inari is a pop...
Hachiman Shrine
A Hachiman shrine (八幡神社, Hachiman Jinja, also Hachimangū (八幡宮)) is a Shinto shrine dedicated to kami Hachiman. It is the second most numerous type of Shinto shrine after those dedicated to Ina...
Kumano Shrine
A Kumano shrine (熊野神社, Kumano Jinja) is a type of Shinto shrine which enshrines the three Kumano mountains: Hongū, Shingū, and Nachi (Kumano Gongen (熊野権現)). There are more than 3000 Kumano...
Shinto architecture
Shinto architecture is the architecture of Japanese Shinto shrines.With a few exceptions, the general blueprint of a Shinto shrine is Buddhist in origin. Before Buddhism, shrines were just temporary s...
Kannushi
A kannushi (神主, "god master", originally pronounced kamunushi), also called shinshoku (神職) (meaning god's employee), is the person responsible for the maintenance of a Shinto shrine (jinja) as wel...
Jingu
Jingu or Jingū may refer to:
Nan'yō Shrine
The Nan'yō Shrine (南洋神社, Nan'yō-jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in the island of Koror, in Palau. The shrine was the ichinomiya of the Japanese-administered colonial government of the South ...
Taisha-zukuri
Taisha-zukuri or Ōyashiro-zukuri (大社造) is the oldest Shinto shrine style. Named after Izumo Taisha's honden (sanctuary), like Ise Grand Shrine's shinmei-zukuri style it features a bark roof decora...
List of Shinto shrines in Taiwan
On June 17, 1895 (Meiji 28), Taiwan came under the rule of the Empire of Japan. In the following year on December 3, 1896, the first Shinto shrine was created in Taiwan. This was actually the already...
Hirairi
Hirairi or hirairi-zukuri (平入・平入造) is a Japanese traditional architectural structure, where the building has its main entrance on the side which runs parallel to the roof's ridge (non gabled-side)...
Tosa jinja
Tosa jinja (土佐神社), also known as Tosa nimasu jinja, Tosa takakamo Taisha, is a Shinto shrine located in the west of Kōchi in Kōchi Prefecture in Japan. Japan's government has designated the sanctu...
Tsumairi
Tsumairi or Tsumairi-zukuri (妻入・妻入造) is a Japanese traditional architectural structure where the building has its main entrance on one or both of the gabled sides (妻, tsuma). The kasuga-zu...
Karenkō Shrine
Karenkō Shrine (花蓮港神社, Karenkō jinja) was a Shinto shrine located in Hualien City, Hualien County (formerly Karenkō city, Karenkō prefecture) in Taiwan during Japanese colonial rule. It was r...
List of Shinto shrines
For lists of Shinto shrines, see:
Katori Shrine
The Katori Shrine (香取神宮, Katori Jingū) is a Shintō shrine in the city of Katori in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. It is the ichinomiya of former Shimōsa Province, and is the head shrine of the appro...
Usa jingū
Usa Jingū (宇佐神宮), also known as Usa Hachimangū (宇佐八幡宮), is a Shinto shrine in the city of Usa in Ōita Prefecture in Japan. Emperor Ojin, who was deified as Hachiman-jin (the tutelary god of w...
Asama shrine
An Asama shrine (浅間神社, Asama jinja, Sengen jinja) is a type of Shinto Shrine in Japan centered on the worship of the kami of volcanos in general, and Mount Fuji in particular.Per the Jinja Hon...
List of Shinto shrines in Japan
This is a list of well known Shinto shrines in Japan. Shrines with structures that are National Treasures of Japan are covered by the List of National Treasures of Japan (shrines). For Shinto shrines ...
Gorintō
Gorintō (五輪塔) ("five-ringed tower") is the name of a Japanese type of Buddhist pagoda believed to have been first adopted by the Shingon and Tendai sects during the mid Heian period. It is used fo...
Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii
Located in downtown Honolulu, Hawaii, the Izumo Taishakyo Mission is one of the few Shinto shrines in the United States. The wooden A-frame structure was inspired by Shimane Prefecture's classical Jap...
Komainu
Komainu (狛犬・胡麻犬), often called lion-dogs in English, are statue pairs of lion-like creatures either guarding the entrance or the inner shrine of many Japanese Shinto shrines or kept inside the inn...