Friday, February 15, 2013

Shinto shrine

Nic again traveling, came upon this ( i think ) Shinto shrine. Can anyone explain to me  the meaning of this temple? Is it pure fantasy  with those animal statues? Or do they have a meaning. Is it a new years temple feast, because of the lampions. Or is it a temple for saying thanks for food? If any one knows more please write me about it. For me it is facinating.

Nic wears a summer top. "We say "Good Bye Winter" with today's wonderful spring holiday and leisure outfit  for you: 11 light tops with lace trim, front held with 3 ribbons and easily open so you do not get too hot " Writes the designer of SLC. "Get it! At bargain prices: It is available in 11 colours tops and 4 colours shorts for a short time at a price of only 60 L $ each colour."
The short pants are from the Midnight Mania  board at Poison. Nic wears this vacation set with her free sneakers from Santo.
And then when i was making the pictures this jewelry set from Finesmith came in. I think because i am in the Finesmith subscribe-o-matic. The set comes in silver and gold.

Top: SLC - SLC Mesh Country Top Flowers black ( sale)
Shorts: Poison - >>>Poison<<< Rage pant_blue_female 9 free)
From inventory: Sneakers -  :..SANTO..: Warthogs_9_Sneakers ( free)

And here is Nic listening to the Phantom of the opera in a puppet theatre at the same sim.Sim name : Waseda. And playing the bass. I like the pictures because the angels match so well with the jewelry with wings. And i like the light and dark on thses pictures.

I met Sakisa Melody in the theatre pub and she helped me to explain about the shrines and the animals.
The most frequent variant of the komainu theme is the fox, guardian of shrines dedicated to kami Inari.  There Inari Ōkami ( also Oinari) is the Japanese kami ( Kami  is the Japanese word for the Divinity; the supreme being. It is also for the spirits, natural forces, and essence in the Shinto faith ). Japanese kami  of fertility,rice, agriculture,foxes, industry, and worldly success and one of the principal kami of Shinto. Represented as male, female, or androgynous. Inari is sometimes seen as a collective of three or five individual kami. Inari appears to have been worshipped since the founding of a shrine at Inari Mountain in 711 AD, although some scholars believe that worship started in the late 5th century.There  are about 30 thousand Inari shrines in Japan, and the entrance of each is guarded by a pair of fox statues. Often one, and sometimes both, has a sutra roll, a key or a jewel in its mouth. (Sūtras are Buddhist texts, a fact which attests to the Buddhist origins of the Inari cult. The statues do not stand for the malice the animals are proverbial for, but for the magic powers they are believed in this case to possess. Sometimes the guardians are painted, and in that case they are always white. White foxes are messengers of the kami, who is sometimes himself believed to be, and portrayed as, a fox. Although visible genitals are rare, the left fox is believed to be male, the right one female.
Hope you liked to know this too.

Bye bye, Nic

1 comment:

Sorraya said...

ist bei dir der sommer ausgebrochen ? :-)))))
so ein sweet top.
ich will auch haben
nice weekend maus

lovely greetingshhhhh

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