Inspired by the Capcom game Ōkami (大神) created by Clover Studio, this model is built in the architectural style known as Shinmei-zukuri (神明造) employed in the design of the Ise Grand Shrine (伊勢神宮, Ise Jingū) dedicated to the goddess of the sun Amaterasu-ōmikami (who has taken the white wolf you see as an avatar).
As a shintai, a ritual object that embodies a kami [god], the origin mirror (物実の鏡, monozane no kagami) is worshiped at a large honden or small kamidana shrine. It is said that the Ise Grand Shrine houses the legendary origin mirror Yata no Kagami, one of the three shintai that are together known as the Imperial Regalia of Japan. This trio plays a central role in the game, wherein its origin is further "explained".
To show off more of my photos as well as a bit more of the video game and its unique musical styles, I have created a video which you can view here:
Hey Nate awesome build! Thanks for lending me the cannon @ Brickfair. Do you remember me from there? I put the cannon behind this MOC because I couldn't find you whenever I left unfortunately. Thanks again,