Cherry blossoms start to bloom at Warei-jinja in Uwajima, Japan.
A pair of windows on the rear wall of Ikuta-jinja, in Kōbe, Japan.
A Shinto priest performs a ceremony at Ikuta-jinja in Kōbe, Japan.
One of the oldest Shinto shrines, the founding of Ikuta-jinja is linked with the beginnings of Kōbe, Japan.
Wooden plaques bearing prayers or wishes written to the spirits at the Inaba Shrine in Gifu, Japan.