Today the girls and I visited Meiji Jingu Shrine for our Adventure Friday outing. The shrine is a Shinto shrine in honor of Emperor Meiji, and his wife. The original building was destroyed in WWII, but reconstructed shortly thereafter. This is the main gate, called a torii. There is then a very long, lovely, tree-lined walkway to the actual shrine.
The girls and I at the entrance.
Casks of sake and wine are donated as offerings every year.
Entrance to the shrine courtyard.
Taking a break.
The shrine courtyard.
You can write a prayer on a wooden card and hang it on these hooks.
The main shrine. Pictures were not allowed inside.
There was a traditional Shinto wedding going on, which we enjoyed seeing. This bride was having a photo shoot done.
The grooms traditional dress.
In contrast, we also saw a very modern bride.
And last, but not least, a bride somewhere in between! We saw this couple on our way back to the train station in busy and fashionable Harajuku. They were nice enough to let me snap a photo!
They were also having photo shoot done.
The train ride home, with friends.