I found this cool little “Mound Shrine” that’s just down the street from my hotel in Okinawa. Apparently they had done some excavations and found religious artifacts like human jaw bones with no teeth, glass beads, and Chinese pottery dating back 3500 years prior to the shrine being erected! So now this little mound is a holy site where a lot of cats live! #okinawa#japan#torii#shinto#buddhism#shrine#neko#holysite
Snow, snow, snow. ❄️ Snow everywhere. Yesterday the sun was shining and the snow was melting. I felt hot in my winter coat and wanted to walk in a sweater only. Today it's been snowing for the whole day and it has covered the village in a white wet veil. You can see how the wind was playing with the snow on the trees and made it dance in the air, until it fell on the ground again. It's started snowing during last night and it's been snowing nonstop for 17 hours now. If I remembered last winter in the Czech Republic, we have had snow like for a week? For the whole winter? It's like I'm in the mountains now or something! The funny thing on my 3rd picture is the 'Yu-road', a huge escalator (a conveyor-like thing?) connecting the high-up located residences with the downtown. Thank clever minds for that! You just hop inside on the top of the hill and hop outside right into the Oyu Onsen (picture not provided), the most iconic onsen from all Nozawa Onsen's onsens (yes, I just did that). The village offers 13 onsens for free and I'm sure I will (try to) visit them all! Fingers crossed and warm socks on! ♨️
Omiwa Shrine is the oldest and the origin of all Japanese Shinto gods. Takahashi Ikuhinomikoto, for example is the god of sake/toji and Ebisu sama, the god of business. I felt lots of spiritual power from visiting this shrine and it was only my second time visiting them. I prayed for many things during my first visit and many of my wishes came true, so I visited there again to thank them, and prayed again for my new wishes!
杜氏の神様の高橋活日命、そして商売の神様恵比寿様始め 全ての神様の起源の大神神社を訪れたのはこれが二度目。昨年お願いした事が沢山叶ったお礼に、そしてさらなるお願いをば⛩👏 本当にパワースポット。いよいよここの神なるお水で醸されたお酒が来年はNYで飲めます。徐々にNY以外にも🙏 来年は年女だしきっと升升いい年になりますように！