Happy New Year.
We look forward to your continued support for "KYOTO CHISHIN" this year.
It's the year of the Ox, so I think many people especially visited Tenjin-san shrine.
I went to "Nishiki Tenman-gu Shrine" which stands in the Shinkyogoku shopping street on the easten end of Nishiki Ichiba Market.
It is called "Nishiki no Tenjin-san".
It is also known as both ends of the torii pierce the walls of the building.
I paid a visit after three days to avoid being dense.
There is also worth seeing that unique devices are set in the precincts.
First, "Karakuri Omikuji" which is performed by Shishimai.
When you put money in, a figure of Shishi brings a fortune slip.
And other box, when the button is pressed, the sound of wooden clappers is heard, and "Kamishibai (picture-story show) robot" begins.
It introduces the history of Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine from the birth of the enshrined deity SUGAWARA no Michizane with illustrations and sounds.
There is also a way to visit the shrine comfortably due to the Corona disaster.
"非接触祓鈴 (Noncontact Purifier bell device)" is placed in front of the offering box, and a bell rings when you hold your hand.
You can pray without touching Suzuo (Shrine bell).
In addition, the chozuya (purification fountain) is designed so that water can be received by hands through a bamboo tube without using a ladle.
I would like to appreciate it for the many devices that have been taken into consideration in this age.
It seems that "Nade Ushi (Stroking Ox)" in the precincts can also receive blessings by touching it in the mind.
Nishiki Tenman-gu Shrine
537 Nakano-cho, Shijo Agaru, Shinkyogoku-dori, Nakagyo-ku Ward, Kyoto City
3 minutes walk from Hankyu Kyoto Kawaramachi Station