Tabi-no-Suke will guide you to the heart of Japan.


by tabi-no-suke
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First Visit of Shrine 初詣

My wife and I paid a New year's visit to Iwashimizu-hachimangu shrine, located at the top of Otoko-yama mountain in the sothern part of Kyoto. Taking the Keihan Line to Yawata-shi station, we then transfered to a cable car from there. After five-minute ride, the cable car reached the top. It took about one hour from where I live, Osaka.

The enshrined Kami (deity) of the Iwashimizu-hachimangu shrine is "Ohjin Tennoh" who was an emperor of ancient time Japan, supposedly around 5th century. He has been considered the Kami of martial arts. So in the past, many Samurai revered him and paid visits to this Hachimangu shrine for that reason.

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京都府南部にある「石清水八幡宮」に夫婦揃って初詣に行って参りました。
石清水の八幡さんは、男山(おとこやま)という小高い山のてっぺんに社があります。
私の住んでいる大阪からは、京阪線で八幡市駅まで行き、ケーブルカーに乗り継ぐと
山頂に到着します。

ここ石清水八幡宮の祭神は、応神天皇で武道の神様。『尚武の心』を大切にする多くのサムライ達が訪れ崇めてきた八幡神社です。



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by tabi-no-suke | 2017-01-05 00:27 | Tradition