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Road to Ooagata (Oagata) Shrine, famous for worshipping a rock shaped like the female sexual organ. It also holds the Honen Matsuri for a good harvest and fertility on the Sunday before March 15. 大県神社The shrine is the female counterpart to Tagata Shrine which worships the phallus in neighboring Komaki. The shrine is also noted for weeping plum blossoms.
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Oagata Shrine torii
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Honen Matsuri Festival banner depicting Hime-no-miya
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Honen Matsuri Festival banner disguising the female organ.
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Ooagata Shrine grounds
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Himenomiya Shrine 姫之宮
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Himenomiya Shrine 姫之宮
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Hime-no-miya Shrine 姫之宮
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On the right of Himenomiya Shrine, is a narrow, non-descript path going to the rear.
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There it is. The female rock. 女性器をかたどった石
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「姫石」(陰石)
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Oagata Shrine's Female Rock. 女性器をかたどった石
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Oagata Shrine's Female Rock. Not a good likeness...「姫石」(陰石)
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More female rocks.
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Female Rock
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Mini torii. Pay money to crawl under the torii (looks like only a child can do it) for good luck.
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Daikoku Ebisu Shrine 大黒恵比須神社
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Daikoku Ebisu Shrine 大黒恵比須神社
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Daikoku Ebisu Shrine 大黒恵比須神社
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Votive tablets
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Omikuji fortune
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Mikoshi portable shrine 神輿
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In the rear of Ooagata Jinja Shrine, a Plum Garden on a slope.
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Ooagata Jinja Shrine Plum Garden 梅園
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Weeping white plum blossoms on a slope. 梅まつり
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Weeping white plum blossoms
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Weeping white plum blossoms 白梅
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Beautiful weeping pink plum blossoms
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Weeping pink plum blossoms
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View of shrine from plum garden
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Plum blossoms bloom in mid-March
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View of Komaki from the plum garden.
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View of Komaki from the plum garden.
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Mochi-nage area.
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Entertainment after the Honen Festival
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Meitetsu Railway Gakuden Station, nearest to Ooagata Shrine. 楽田駅(がくでん)
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Gakuden Station platform
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Gakuden Station platform
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