Updated: Apr 10, 2020
Shrine is considered as a very holy place, so it need to be separated from the outside bustling crowd.
We can find it in many anime works,
Formally speaking, A shrine contains the following buildings,
本殿 The Main Shrine
幣殿 The Offering Hall
拝殿 The Worship Hall
権殿 The Sub-Shrine
舞殿 The Kagura Hall
It's very hard to know when the Shrine buildings emerged in the society , but one thing can be sured, it was deeply influenced by Buddhist Temple, and as the two's energys mixed, and begun to multiply, everyday, situations, they start to simplify^^ well, that's the thing.
Let's focus on the main shrine building first,
it's totally different with Buddhist Temple at frist, the biggest difference is the roof,
It's nothing special in the world, and it is literally widely used by many architects,
But not very common in Shrine buildings,
One big feature of Main Shrine building is the 切妻造 #kirizumazukuri , "悬山顶" in Chinese, in English, gabled roof,
Additionally, 3 subtypes of the gabled roof,
is the most commonly used one in Japan, worship space is covered by the roof itself, example: 上賀茂神社、下鴨神社 in Kyoto.
this type is popular in Kansai area, worship space is covered by a sub-roof.
example: 春日大社 in Nara.
Hey, I think I didn't tell you anything about #Shinto, Japanese traditional religion,
I'm gonna share with you something about religion when I'm almost ready about it.
See you next time!