Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Hinase Hachimangu


Hinase, the small port town on the coast of Okayama near to the border with Hyogo, is where I began my walk along the Chugoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage. There are several shrines in the town but I only passed by one, the Hachimangu.


Located on a small hill overlooking the harbor, it is a fairly standard, small Hachiman Shrine


However, being in the former province of Bizen, the Komainu were made of Bizenware ceramic, a very popular style throughout southern Okayama.


There was no signboard and nobody around to ask, so I have no more details other than there was a small secondary shrine, an Inari, though there were no little kitsune statues....


1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your notes, namely Bizenware ceramic and kitsune statues
    I have read from Wikipedia more information about Bizenware ceramic and kitsune and i enjoyed getting to know.