Enshrined In Mystery.
I can dispel some of the mystery of a shrine by presenting for you some of the proper Shrine Etiquette. I always feel a little hypocritical when approaching a Shrine. Of course, after years of going through the motions at the Anglican Church, I also feel hypocritical when approaching an altar. Just click on that photo to acquaint yourself with some of the necessary gestures in order to walk the walk.
If you'd like to learn more about the 斐川神社 or Hikawa Jinga, click on this photo (or you could click on the Japanese link, I suppose. If you click on the English link, you go to a Sailor Moon site!)
Here are a few pictures of the above mentioned Shrine for your perusal.
Time for bed again, tomorrow: zoos, bamboos & loos!