This old grave site has a large traditional stone and the space is nicely framed by a Shinto torii. This kind of complex shows how Buddhist and Shinto forms merge easily in Japanese sensibility.
The same Jizo as in cocrejpn0159.
Some of the grave markers in Koyasan are stone and some are in the traditional Shinto architectural style.
This small Shinto shrine is in a grove of trees across the street from the Kongobuji temple.
Like many graves, the main stone here has the geometric shapes marking Buddhist symbolism but the surrounding structures are clearly Shinto toriis. This natural blending of features of both traditions was exceedingly common in premodern Japan.
The space beside the pathway is often filled with a vast collection of devotional pieces likely placed by different people centuries apart. The scenery weaves a tale of religious sentiment right into the very fabric of the forest.
This small shrine on a street corner is typical of many one finds on urban as well as rural streets in Japan.
An example of the reverence for nature, particularly in its more awesome guises, is the placement of coins (mostly the equivalent of pennies) on top of this stump, which likely was a tree over four hundred years old.