Saturday, 2 January 2016

POPULAR SHRINES IN JAPAN.

KOTOHIRA-GU SHRINE (金刀比羅宮)

Popularly tagged Konpira-san, Kotohira-gu Shrine is located in the western part of Kagawa at an altitude of 520 meters. Its inner shrine is accessible via 1368 stone steps. Pilgrimage to the shrine was a popular tradition in the Muromachi Period that continues to this day. Kotohira-gu Shrine houses important Japanese cultural artifacts and edifices including the Heian statue of Kannon Bosatsu and the four-ink paintings of Maruyama Okyo.

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