Travel Stock Photo: ID # JPKT020

Copyright : Jean-Philippe Soule

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Themes & Categories:

Lifestyles - Religion & Ritual

Destinations - Japan

Title:

Kasuga-Taisha Shrine, Kyoto, Honshu, Japan.

Caption:

Old lamps line the paper walls of this temple.
In Shinto-ism, each family or clan worshipped a god as their common originating ancestor, and all their ancestors followed it becoming their gods (immortal spirits). Japan has therefore countless number of Shinto-ist gods.
Kasuga-Taisha shrine was built around 710, in which four gods had been enshrined. One of the four gods "Ameno-Koyaneno-Mikoto" was the deity of the Fujiwara clan, which (political power: 645-1189).

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Country: Japan   /   City: Kyoto

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