Kanji: 宮. Radical: 宀. Number of strokes: 10. Meaning: “ Shinto shrine”. Pronunciation: キュウ、グウ、(ク)、みやkyū, gū, (ku), miya.

Kasuga Grand Shrine

Kasuga Grand Shrine

Kasuga Grand Shrine 春日大社 Kasuga-taisha
A Shinto shrine in Nara
Tutelary shrine of the Fujiwara
Established in 768 CE

Through the deer park
Bronze and stone lanterns
Donated by worshipers
Lit twice a year during two Lantern Festivals
Such a magnificent moment…

Yayoi Matsuri

Yayoi Matsuri

For 1,200 years the city of Nikko 日光
Beckons the spring
With Yayoi Matsuri 弥生祭
Held in Futarasan-jinja 二荒山神社
As a fleet of portable shrines (神輿 mikoshi)
Each of them representing a district
Are decorated in artificial cherry blossoms

Dia de Muertos – Facilitating the return of the souls…

"... Families facilitate the return of the souls to Earth by laying flower petals, candles and offerings along the path leading from the cemetery to their homes. The deceased’s favourite dishes are prepared and placed around the home shrine and the tomb alongside flowers and typical handicrafts, such as paper cut-outs. Great care is taken with all aspects of the preparations, for it is believed that the dead are capable of bringing prosperity (e.g. an abundant maize harvest) or misfortune (e.g. illness, accidents, financial difficulties) upon their families depending on how satisfactorily the rituals are executed. The dead are divided into several categories according to cause of death, age, sex and, in some cases, profession. A specific day of worship, determined by these categories, is designated for each deceased person. This encounter between the living and the dead affirms the role of the individual within society and contributes to reinforcing the political and social status of Mexico’s indigenous communities.

The Day of the Dead celebration holds great significance in the life of Mexico’s indigenous communities. The fusion of pre-Hispanic religious rites and Catholic feasts brings together two universes, one marked by indigenous belief systems, the other by worldviews introduced by the Europeans in the sixteenth century." (source: ich.unesco.org)



Kotohira-gû 金刀比羅宮
A Shinto shrine
Also known as Konpira-dai-gongen 金比羅大権現 or Konpira-san
Patron of sea ship transport and sailors

Famous for its 1368 steps
Up to the inner shrine


To honour the nats နတ် , there is a nat sin နတ်စင်, a shrine and kind of altar dedicated to them. (Burmese lg, Burmese wr)

Pour honorer les nats နတ်, il y a un nat sin နတ် စင်, un sanctuaire et une sorte d'autel qui leur est dédié.

What is a "play"? How to define it? How has the arrangement of rooms accompanied the history of architecture? With what uses, what types of occupation? From the boudoir to the genkan, from the study to the attic, from the gardens of Italian villas to the Chinese Siheyuan courtyards, how do rooms arrange more than just an idea of space? How have they evolved over time?... (to be completed)

Qu’est-ce qu’une pièce » ? Comment la définir ? Comment l’agencement des pièces a-t-il accompagné l’histoire de l’architecture ? Avec quels usages, quels types d’occupation ? Du boudoir au genkan, du cabinet d’études au grenier, des jardins des villas italiennes aux cours des Siheyuan chinoises, comment les pièces agencent-elles plus qu’une idée de l’espace ? Comment ont-elles évolué avec le temps ?... (à compléter)

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