Friday, September 19, 2014

Yasaka Shrine near Sakai, Bungo Takeda


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By lunchtime of my first day walking across the Kunisaki Peninsula I was approaching the foothills and the valley I was going to follow up to the center of the peninsula. In the middle of the rice paddies in a small village east of Bungo Takeda I came across this Yasaka Shrine.

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Being a branch of the famous Yasaka Shrine in Kyoto, and formerly known as Gionsha, it enshrines Susano as well as various members of his "family" Like most of the shrines I'd visited today there was a carpet of golden gingko leaves.

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There was a small secondary shrine in the grounds but there was no sign so I could not find out which kami was enshrined there.

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