Sumiyoshi Grand Shine was already famous when Murasaki Shikibu wrote the The Tale of Genji. Genji visits the shrine after his return from Akashi to give thanks to the deity for protecting him during the storm at Suma.
Front view of the main hall at Sumiyoshi shrine.
The curved bridge in front of the shrine is shown in illustrations of The Tale.
The pond in front of Sumiyoshi Shrine.
View from the shrine gate.
The main shrine at Sumiyoshi, which Genji visits on his way to Suma.
The famous curved bridge can be seen in illustrations of the Channel Buoys chapter.