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2015年5月23日土曜日

O inari san in Kamakura (Sasuke inari shrine / 佐助稲荷, Kamakura / 鎌倉) vol.1


There is most famous Inari shrine in Kyoto, but there is beautiful shrine in Kamakura, too.




It takes about an hour to go to Kamakura from Tokyo.
To go to Sasuke inari shrine, it takes 30 minutes walk from Kamakura station.
It is easy to take a bus to Great Budda, called "Daibutsu" in Japanese, and it takes about 15 minutes walk to the shrine.

This shrine is built about 800 years ago, at Kamakura era.


In the dreams of Yoritomo Minamoto, the future shogun of Kamakura government, a man came and said "Fight with government now. I will help you." Yoritomo asked him. "Who are you?"
The man answered. "I am the inari in Kamakura."


He called and gathered the samurai, and fought with the Taira government.
He won the government and started Kamakura era.


He didn't forget about the dream. He built a shrine in Kamakura.


Now, Inari shrine has few areas, and the picture which I uploaded today is the most oldest part.




In the nature mountain, I felt the history years past through them.