Saturday, December 22, 2012

Inari Shrine at Kobo-ji, Hagi


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Tucked away in the corner of the grounds of Kobo-ji temple in Hagi is a small Inari Shrine.

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The temple is named after Kobo Daishi who legend says visited the nearby hot spring on his return from China.

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At first I thought it must have been Dakiniten, the buddhist element/manifestation of Inari because of the distinctly buddhist windows,...

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But a peek inside revealed a distinctly shinto Zuijin behind the taiko that has seen better days...

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