2016-06-02 8:02 am
Chiba Shrine was erected in 1181, and dedicated to the Shinto deity Myoken, a “bosatsu” who is the personification of the Polaris Star. Myoken is believed to offer protection from bad luck and bad health.
Located within walking distance of the city’s main station, the architecture of Chiba Shrine is set apart from what we are used to seeing at Shinto shrines in Japan. This shrine offers, for example, a two-storey and rather modern central building, with a peaceful little garden and a pond filled with koi fish.