I went to the Seimei shrine which is very famous that is the super-spiritual area in Kyoto Japan.
Seimei Shrine is a shrine dedicated to Seimei Abe in Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City.
Seimei Abe is said to have been the ancestor and astronomer of the Abe clan, who oversaw the Onmyodo dormitory.
The shrine dedicated to Seimei Abe, also known as the Onmyoji in modern times, is popular as a power spot that benefits from disasters and illnesses.
The skater, Yuzuru Hani, came to worship and won the gold medal at the Olympic Games, which has attracted more attention.
This time, we will introduce how to enjoy Seimei Shrine along with many attractions such as peaches and wells in the precincts.
The mark of this star is called “burdock star”, and Seimei Abe was used for the Onmyodo.
Seimei Abe used this star mark as a talisman. Seimei Shrine is a moderately sized shrine facing Horikawa-dori.
In the precincts, there are many shrines related to Seimei, such as the statue of Seimei Abe and the statue of Shikigami.
The shrine is not free to worship 24 hours a day, and the worship time is from 9:00 to 17:30.
It is not only a prayer for companies and individuals but also a prayer for the health of pets.
Before receiving prayer, please call Seimei Shrine to confirm.
The large torii that can be said to be the gateway to Seimei Shrine is the “Ichino Torii”.
On the forehead of the Torii, the name of the shrine or the name of the god who is enshrined is often drawn, but at Seimei Shrine, “Seimei Kikyo” is listed.
The shrine that holds the company crest is rare in Japan, and the golden Seimei Kikyo is also called the five-pointed star and is one of the symbols of Seimei Shrine.
The Torii is this.
The pentagram is said to be one of the prayer spells used on the Onmyodo created by Seimei Abe.
When it gets dark, the approach to the torii is lit by lanterns, and it is also attractive that you can feel a more mysterious atmosphere than usual.
The small bridge at the end of Ichijomodo, “Old Ichijomodo Bridge,” is a reproduction of the Ichijomodo Bridge, which has a connection with Seimei Abe.
The current Ichijomodo Bridge, which was rebuilt in 1995, spans the Horikawa River, 100 meters south of Seimei Shrine.
Watanabe no Tsuna, one of the four heavenly kings of Minamoto no Yorimitsu, is also known as the land of the “Kijo Legend” where the demon’s arm was cut off.
It is also famous as the place where Seimei Abe used spells to revive his father and place Shikigami under the bridge.
Even now, it is customary not to cross this bridge for funerals and pre-marriage processes, disliked the meaning of returning to the return bridge.
The former Ichijomodo Bridge of Seimei Shrine is said to have relocated the main pillar of the balustrade used in the previous bridge to the precincts.
There is also a theory that Momotaro, who is famous for exterminating demons, was born from the aspect that peaches are a fruit that protects against evil.
It seems that there is a merit that you can get rid of the troubles and annoyances that you have by touching the peach.
The big golden peach is also known as the spiritual spot of the shrine, so let’s stroke it. One of the hottest spots in Seimei Shrine is Seimei-i, which is located just past the second torii gate.
The Shinboku of this shrine is an estimated 300-year-old camphor tree. Kusunoki was once a raw material for camphor used for insect repellent. Touching the bark gives it a unique sensation. Put your hands on it and feel the power of Taiki.
This well is the well that Seimei-ko created by psychokinesis. It is said that it has the benefit of healing illness, and you can still drink the water that springs up.
The place where the water springs is facing the Ehomaki of that age, and you can get auspicious water.
Ehomaki changes every year, so change the direction on the day of spring.