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May 8, 2019

Nagaokakyo (長岡京) city, a former capital of Japan before Kyoto, is renowned for its histrical importance. Nagaoka Tenmangu (長岡天満宮) shrine is one of them.

The deity of the shrine is Sir Sugawara Michizane (菅原道真) who was delegated to Dazaifu (大宰府) in Kyushu (九州), and...

March 20, 2019

When people build a house in Kyoto, they say it's a must to visit Jonangu (城南宮) Shrine to pray for a good luck.

Jonangu, constructed at the time of creation of Heiankyo (平安京, old capital of Japan), is one of the high ranked shrines in Japan and famous for its benefit of...

February 28, 2019

Kitano Tenmangu (北野天満宮) shrine, frequently introduced in this blog, is otherwise friendlily called as Tenjin-san (天神さん) by many Kyoto residents. Since my childhood, the shrine is very familier to my family and I have visited there for countless times.

The other day, I e...

February 19, 2019

Fujinomori jinja (藤森神社) is a shrine in Kyoto famous as "the shrine of victory and horse".

Constructed in 203 A.D., by the Empress Jingu (神功皇后) as she returned from the war field, the shrine is one of the oldest shrines in Kyoto. The Fujinomori Festival (藤森祭) annual...

February 13, 2019

Umenomiya-Taisha (梅宮大社) is widely worshiped in Kyoto as beneficial for conception and safe delivery. It is based on the shrine's history of the Empress Danrin (檀林皇后), the wife of the Emperor Saga (嵯峨天皇), who was blessed with a baby-prince after offering a pra...

January 7, 2019

On January 4, the New Year's Kemari (蹴鞠, ancient football game of the Imperial Court of Japan) annually held at Shimogamo Jinja shrine (下鴨神社) was conducted. 

Kemari, aka Shukiku (蹴鞠, the same kanji character), is one of the oldest performing art of Japan, that was intro...

January 4, 2019

The most popular shrine for Hatsumode (初詣, visiting a shrine or a temple during the New Year holiday) in Kyoto is Fushimi Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社), the head shrine of thirty thousands of Inari (稲荷) shrines in Japan, founded in 711 A.D. Perhaps, many of you have heard...

December 30, 2018

Kitano Tenmansu (北野天満宮) is a shrine to the god of learning, Sir Sugawara Michizane (菅原道真), and is very crowded with visitors especially during the New Year's holiday season. In my childhood, my parents often took me there, especially at the time of my entrance examinat...

November 25, 2018

The autumn foliage this year has been reaching its climax! The other day, I took a trip to kameoka (亀岡) city to pay a visit to Izumo Daijingu (出雲大神宮) shrine.

The foundation of the shrine is unknown because it is truly old, but at least, there is a description in the shr...

September 3, 2018

In Kyoto, we have many religious events in summer, such as Obon (お盆, a period during which ancestral spirits are returning to their home) and Daimonji (大文字, Sacred bonfire on five mountains in Kyoto, annually conducted on August 16). Those two events represent the Augu...

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