May 5th Update: Secretly transforming our village Shinto Shrine into a sanctuary to #SaveOurBees
Visiting a Shinto shrine in Japan
Tree versus Shinto Shrine
The Secret Shinto Bee Sanctuary that I am building to #SaveOurBees, Japan
A Shinto shrine is a structure whose main purpose is to house ("enshrine") one or more kami. Its most important building is used for the safekeeping of sacred objects, and not for worship. Although only one word ("shrine") is used in English, in Japanese Shinto shrines may carry any one of many different, non-equivalent names like gongen, -gū, jinja, jingū, mori, myōjin, -sha, taisha, ubusuna or yashiro.