Sarutahiko Shrine is dedicated to Sarutahiko Okami, the Kami with powers to expel evil and guide worshippers in a positive direction.
This shrine has been served by the direct descendants of Sarutahiko Okami since its founding.
The Rice Planting Festival, a traditional Shinto rite is held annually in accordance with ancient tradition on May 5th.
Sarume Shrine is dedicated to Ame-no-Uzume-no-Mikoto, the female Kami of entertainment, harmony, marriage and joy.
The annual festival is held on August 17th and 18th.
Octagonal lumbers are used on the ridge of the roof of the shrine and Torii. The octagon represents the eight directions from directionology, an ancient System to optimize major movement or travel. Sarutahiko Okami is said to remove calamities and guide worshippers in positive directions.
The octagonal stone marker located in front of the Worship Hall marks the spot in the center of the former shrine. Many worshippers come to this sacred spot where wishes are said to come true.
Sazare-Ishi is an auspicious rock formed by pebbles through the ages.
The Treasure Stone is an auspicious stone shaped like the treasure boat. A white snake, thought to be the symbol of wealth can be seen atop the boat.
Wash your hands to purify yourself. Water is believed to wash away "impurities".
Bow twice, clap twice and bow once