JAPAN PHOTOS

By Philbert Ono

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Shigaraki-no-miya Palace ruins. National Historic Site MAP
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Kyoto-based Emperor Shomu first built a Detached Palace in Shigaraki in 742. This became the the Shigaraki-no-miya Palace.
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Ruins of a gate. Only the stone foundations are left. No original buildings stand.
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Another theory says that this is the ruins of Kokaji temple. 甲賀寺
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A small shrine stands as a memorial.
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There are stone markers indicating where various buildings were.
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Stone foundation for a pillar.
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