Day After

Takuhi Shrine


Mt. Takuhi is the remains of a volcano.
It is the central pyroclastic cone of the Dozen Caldera and is located right in the middle of the Dozen Islands.
Half-way up this mountain is Takuhi Shrine, which features the oldest shrine building in the Oki Islands, and is designated as Important Cultural Property of Japan.
Since long ago, the deity of this shrine has been worshipped as the deity of maritime safety and the mountain itself has served the function of a landmark leading to the safe inner sea of the Dozen Caldera.
The forest on the mountain has unique plant life and is a protected environmental area.