Kanji: 宮. Radical: 宀. Number of strokes: 10. Meaning: “ Shinto shrine”. Pronunciation: キュウ、グウ、(ク)、みやkyū, gū, (ku), miya.

Kasuga Grand Shrine

Kasuga Grand Shrine

Kasuga Grand Shrine 春日大社 Kasuga-taisha
A Shinto shrine in Nara
Tutelary shrine of the Fujiwara
Established in 768 CE

Through the deer park
Bronze and stone lanterns
Donated by worshipers
Lit twice a year during two Lantern Festivals
Such a magnificent moment…

Kotohira-gû

Kotohira-gû

Kotohira-gû 金刀比羅宮
A Shinto shrine
Also known as Konpira-dai-gongen 金比羅大権現 or Konpira-san
Patron of sea ship transport and sailors

Famous for its 1368 steps
Up to the inner shrine

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