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Cool Japan / The Native Place Tour of The Tale of Genji / Vol. 36


(View of the sacred Mount Hiei from Kuramadera.)

This time introduce "Mount Hiei and Enryaku-ji Temple".
Mount Hiei (Hiei-zan) guards the northeastern approach to Kyoto.
The sacred mountain and its remote Yokawa precinct are mentioned in the Uji chapters of The Tale of Genji.

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The Native Place Tour of The Tale of Genji / Vol. 35


Awaji Island seen from Akashi.

Awaji Island (淡路島, Awaji-shima) is an island in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, in the eastern part of the Seto Inland Sea between the islands of Honshū and Shikoku.
The island has an area of 592.17 km². As a transit between those two islands Awaji originally means "the road to Awa", the historic province bordering the Shikoku side of the Naruto Strait, now part of Tokushima Prefecture.

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The Native Place Tour of The Tale of Genji / Vol. 34


(Akashi Castle.)

This time introduce Akashi City just around 20 km away from my home.
Akashi City is also know as the city of Japan Standard Time Meridian is situated exactly on 135°east longitude.
The city of seaside parks and industry faces the Akashi straits and the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world, and plays an important role in both sea and land transportation as well as in industry and commerce.

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The Native Place Tour of The Tale of Genji / Vol. 33


(Suma Rikyu Park)

Introduce Suma located in western area Kobe City.
I'm now living in Kobe City and it takes around 15 minutes by car from my house.
Suma-ku (須磨区; Suma-ku) is one of 9 wards of Kobe City in Japan. It has an area of 30.0 km², and a population of 168,400 (2008).
There is a white sandy beach in this ward, which attracts tourists to the Kansai region for sun bathing and popular events during the summer season.
The same beach has appeared in the classic epics Genji monogatari, Heike monogatari, and Ise monogatari.

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The Native Place Tour of The Tale of Genji / Vol. 32


(Front view of the main shrine.)

Introduce Sumiyoshi Shrine located in Osaka.
Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine (住吉大社, Sumiyoshi-taisha) is a Shinto shrine in Sumiyoshi ward in the city of Osaka, Japan.
It is the main shrine of all the Sumiyoshi shrines in Japan.
However, the oldest shrine that enshrines the Sumiyoshi Sanjin, the three Sumiyoshi kami, is the Sumiyoshi shrine in Hakata.
It is called "Sumiyoshi-san" or "Sumiyossan" by the locals, and is famous for the large crowds that come to the shrine on New Year's Day for hatsumōde.

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The Native Place Tour of The Tale of Genji / Vol. 31

Shitennoji temple
(Main Hall of Shitennoji Temple.)

Today introduce Shitenno-ji Temple located in Osaka.
Shitennō-ji (四天王寺) is a Buddhist temple in Osaka, Japan.
Prince Shōtoku is said to have constructed this temple in 593, around 1400 years ago.
It is the first Buddhist and oldest officially administered temple in Japan, although the temple buildings have been rebuilt over the centuries.
Most of the present structures are from when the temple was last completely rebuilt in 1963.

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The Native Place Tour of The Tale of Genji / Vol. 30


(The main shrine and inner courtyard of the Iwashimizu Hachimangu shrine.)

This time introduce Iwashimizu Hachiman-gu Shrine.
Iwashimizu Hachiman-gu Shrine is on Mount Otoko at Yawata-shi, about 20 minutes by train southwest of Kyoto.
The shrine is dedicated to three spirits: Emperor Ojin, the legendary Empress Jingu and the deity Hime no Okami.
It is said that the shrine was founded in 859 when the Buddhist monk Gyokyo asked that the god of Usa Hachimangu Shrine in Kyushu descend according to the god's oracle. The temple was greatly venerated by the court and imperial family as a shrine to guard the country.

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The Native Place Tour of The Tale of Genji / Vol. 29


(Torii and curved bridge in Shimogamo's extensive grounds.)

Kamo Shrine is a general term for an important Shinto sanctuary complex near the banks of the Kamo River in northeast Kyoto. It is centered on two shrines, an upper and lower. 
In Japanese this is called Kamo-jinja (賀茂神社), which translates into English as either "Kamo Shrine" (singular) or "Kamo Shrines" (plural).

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The Native Place Tour of The Tale of Genji / Vol. 28


(The famous irises at Ota-jinja pond about to bloom.)

The Ota shrine is a small shrine near the Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi top Kamo shrine.
The Ota shrine near the Kyoto top Kamo shrine is a shrine which makes the enshrined deity
Amenouzumenomikoto which is one of the middle shrines outside a boundary of Kamigamo 8 middle shrine now, and is God relevant to an upper Kamo shrine, and Sarutahikonomikoto.

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The Native Place Tour of The Tale of Genji / Vol. 27


(Bridge in front of the inner shrine.)

Introduce The Kamigamo Shrine.
Kamo Shrine is a general term for an important Shinto sanctuary complex near the banks of the Kamo River in northeast Kyoto.
It is centered on two shrines, an upper and lower. In Japanese this is called Kamo-jinja (賀茂神社), which translates into English as either "Kamo Shrine" (singular) or "Kamo Shrines" (plural).
The two shrines lie in the corner of the old capital which, according to ancient belief, was the "devil's gate" (kimon).

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The Native Place Tour of The Tale of Genji / Vol. 26


(Cherry blossom beside the Kamo River.)

Introduce The Kamo River.
The Kamo River is a river in Kyoto, Japan. Called Kamo-gawa in Japanese, it is approximately 23 km long and covers a land area of approximately 20.7 square kilometers.
The riverbanks are popular walks for residents and tourists. In summer, restaurants open balconies looking out to the river.

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The Native Place Tour of The Tale of Genji / Vol. 25

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(Kamo River in summer time)

This time introduce Kamo River (Kamogawa).
The Kamo River is a river in Kyoto, Japan. Called Kamo-gawa in Japanese, it is approximately 23 km long and covers a land area of approximately 20.7 square kilometers.
The riverbanks are popular walks for residents and tourists.

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The Native Place Tour of The Tale of Genji / Vol. 24

Kiyomizudera temple
(Kiyomizudera Temple with its pagoda on the skyline.)

Introduce Kiyomizu-dera Temple.
Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺), known more fully as Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera (音羽山清水寺) is an independent Buddhist temple in eastern Kyoto.
The temple is part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) UNESCO World Heritage site. (It should not be confused with Kiyomizu-dera in Yasugi, Shimane, which is part of the 33-temple route of the Chūgoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage through western Japan.)

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The Native Place Tour of The Tale of Genji / Vol. 23


(Bamboo thickets surround the shrine.)

Introduce "Nonomiya Shrine" (野宮神社 Nonomiya-jingū), or the Shrine in the Country.
The Shrine is a Shinto shrine in the Arashiyama district on the west side of the city of Kyoto in Kyoto prefecture, Japan.
The specific site of the shrine changed somewhat over time, as the location of the shrine was fixed anew by divination when a new imperial priestess was to undergo purification before traveling to take up her duties at Ise Shrine.
Nonomiya Shrine appears in the tenth chapter of the Tale of Genji.
There are many plays and other works which are based on the narrative of Genji.

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The Native Place Tour of The Tale of Genji / Vol. 22

Nison-in temple
(Hondo)

Introduce "The Niso-in Temple".
The temple is located in Saga, western Kyoto, Nison-in is famous for its twin images of Shaka and Amida.
The temple belongs to the Tendai sect and was founded in the early half of the 9th century.
The name of the temple is derived from the two idols that are housed here.

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The Native Place Tour of The Tale of Genji / Vol. 21

Seiryo-ji temple
(Courtyard and Shakado of Seiryoji Temple)

Introduce Seiryo-ji Temple (Shaka-do).
The story of this temple is that a priest named Chonen swore that he would found a temple to promote Buddhism.
This he accomplished in 986 following a stay in China--having returned to Japan with a precious Buddha shaka in tow.

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The Native Place Tour of The Tale of Genji / Vol. 20


(Entrance)

This time introduce Hokyo-in Temple.
An independent temple of the Rinzai sect founded in the latter half of the 11th century, Hokyo-in contains the graves of military foes Ashikaga Yoshiakira (1330-1367 - 2nd shogun of the Muromachi period) and Kusunoki Masatsura (1326-1348).

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The Native Place Tour of The Tale of Genji / Vol. 19


(Pond and hondo)

This time, will Introduce Tenryu-ji Temple and Oi River.
As you might know, Tenryu-ji (天龍寺)—more formally known as Tenryu Shiseizen-ji (天龍資聖禅寺) - is the head temple of the Tenryū sect of Rinzai Zen Buddhism, located in Susukinobaba-chō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, Japan.
The temple was founded by Ashikaga Takauji in 1339, primarily to venerate Gautama Buddha, and its first chief priest was Musō Soseki.
Construction was completed in 1345.

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The Native Place Tour of The Tale of Genji / Vol. 18


(Ninnaji Temple festival.)

This time inteoduce Ninna-ji Temple.
Ninna-ji was founded in the early Heian period. In 886,
Emperor Kōkō ordered the construction of the Nishiyama Goganji Temple to bless the nation and propagate Buddhist teachings, but he did not live to see its completion.
Emperor Uda saw the construction to its completion in 888 and named it "Ninna" after the regnal year of the late Emperor Kōkō's reign. From 888 to 1869 it was traditional for reigning Emperors to send a son to the temple to take over as head priest when a vacancy arose.

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The Native Place Tour of The Tale of Genji / Vol. 18

This time introduce "Gio-ji" and "Daikaku-ji Temple".
Have been living in Kyoto arounf 1970, I have visited Daigaku-ji Temple so many times.

Gio-ji

Gio-ji is the retreat originally used by two discarded concubines of Taira Kiyomori in the late Heian period.

(Moss garden in front of Gio-ji.)

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