Asakusa Shrine is built in the gongen-zukuri style, a complex of three buildings forming an H, with a common roof. This is the haiden, the “hall of worship” or oratory, a building used for ceremonies and for worshiping the shrine’s kami.
Behind the two Zuijin guardians, I caught a glimpse of the honden, the main sanctuary, the most sacred building at a Shinto shrine:
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Yesterday’s Japan Photo: