Charms of Minamiboso (7) Awa Shrine


The legendary origin of Awa Shrine goes back 2,670 years, when the Imbe family from Shikoku landed in the area. It has been the highest ranked shrine in the Awa area for a long time. The stout shrine building with the blue bronze roof and the forest in the backdrop creates a silent but dignified presence. Locals visit here for special shinto occasions, but the place becomes especially busy with visitors during the New Year holidays. In the crisp, fresh air of New Year’s eve, you are sure to feel a bracing atmosphere to see in the New Year.