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

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…

三 mi – Mie Prefecture

三 mi – Mie Prefecture

Mie Prefecture 三重県
Written with the kanji 三 (also参) “three” san, mi, mi-tsu, mi'-tsu
That we also meet for instance in…
三教 sankyou “the three religions (Shinto, Buddhism and Confucianism)”
三角州 sankakusu “(river) delta”
Or in 三日月 mikazuki “new moon” “crescent moon”
As well as in 三味線 shamisen “three-stringed Japanese lute”

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

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