JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Most viewed - Hyozu Taisha Shrine 兵主大社
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Hyozu Taisha Shrine's Japanese garden at night in fall. It's really beautiful. Like someone painted colorful autumn leaves on a black canvas.157 views
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Torii and gate at night74 views
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Romon Gate at night in fall.73 views
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Hyozu Taisha Shrine at night63 views
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Mini concert at night. They had a few solo musicians playing romantic night songs like Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. Very nice.58 views
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Path to shrine49 views
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Hyozu Taisha is amid rice paddies. The row of pine trees in the distance marks the path to the shrine. This is the view from the bus stop.36 views
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Established in 717 (Nara Period), Hyozu Taisha worships a god named Onamuchi-no-Mikoto (大己貴命) also called Yachihoko (八千矛神). Onamuchi-no-Mikoto is a god of nation-building, farming, business, and medicine.35 views
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About Hyozu Taisha's Japanese garden. The garden dates back to the Heian Period. It was here even before the shrine moved here. The original garden was built by a local aristocrat named Harima-no-Kamisukeyori 播磨守資頼 who lived here in the Kama33 views
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After the red torii is this red Romon Gate, said to have been donated by Shogun Ashikaga Takauji. The shrine also has historic ties to Minamoto Yoritomo and the Tokugawa shoguns.32 views
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Hyozu Taisha's Japanese garden, nationally noted as a famous garden. 兵主大社庭園31 views
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This garden is also beautiful in fall when they light up the autumn leaves at night (see photos below).31 views
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Front torii gate of Hyozu Taisha Shrine. MAP27 views
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After the front torii, there is a 300-meter gravel path lined with pine trees.26 views
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Then turn left to see the Taikobashi Bridge and red torii.26 views
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Hyozu Taisha Shrine. It worships the same god as Izumo Taisha in Shimane Prefecture. Yachihoko is known as the god of military strength. Japan's famous warriors desired this god's blessings and so patronized this shrine.26 views
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Pass through the Romon Gate and this 100-meter path goes straight to the shrine's Haiden Hall. 25 views
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Monument for used and broken needles.22 views
 
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