Tuesday, June 23, 2009

gion shrine wedding

we stumbled across this wedding being held at gion shrine. shinto priest chanting and playing koto, a traditional japanese string instrument, shrine maidens,the whole works.

koshin shrine, gion

can you tell i was completely smitten with this koshin shrine, which is dedicated to the deity koshin who has the 3 monkeys as his messengers [remember them, the hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil guys?] they feature prominently here. so colorful and full of delight. the chains of hanging fabric emas have prayers and wishes written on them.