Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Japan Photo per Day - Old Japanese Stories, the Cupid of Japan

In Kyoto, inside the Kiyomizu-dera, you can find a small but colorful (and quite crowded) Shinto shrine. Although located in the temple’s premises, the shrine (built by the shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu in 1633) is separated and it is dedicated to Okuninushi-no-Mikoto, kami (god) of love, marriage and matchmaking.

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