|Kuroki Torii Gate with Chinowa|
KYO: Nonomiya Jinja Shrine
Nonomiya Jinja Shrine
This shrine used to be the sacred place (called Nonomiya) where Saio, an unmarried Imperial princess who was selected to serve the god of Isejingu Shrine, stayed to purify herself before leaving Kyoto for Ise. It was the sacred place confined by an enclosure and Kuroki Torii gate. Kuroki Torii gate which is made of logs with bark. Saio was changed when a new emperor ascended. She did not have to use the same sacred place, and this place was used as Nonomiya by a daughter of Emperor Saga in 8th century. The practice of Saio was abolished in the 13th to 14th century, but this place remained as a Shinto shrine, called Nonomiya Jinja Shrine now.
When you visit here, I would like to suggest these;
- To visit to make a wish for a good match (marriage), and being blessed with good children, or having an easy delivery.
- To visit there on 30th of June to take away your bad luck.