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    Fujinomori Jinja Shrine

    Enshrines a victorious battle flag bringing victory to contestants

    Fujinomori Jinja Shrine is an ancient shrine in the area of Fukakusa, southern area of Kyoto. According to the shrine's biography, the origin of this shrines began when Empress Jingu enshrined the victorious battle flag and 12 deities here including Toneri Shinno who excelled both academically and athletically. Fujinomori Festival is held every May which is also called Iris Festival. Since the iris is linked to “hobu” (martial spirits) and “shobu” (win or lose), it has been said that it benefits competition and academic achievement. This festival is famous for the Kakeuma Shinji Shinto ritual that shows skills of handstand and “Fujikudari” (pretending to have been hit by an enemy’s arrow) while riding on a galloping horse.

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC
    Fujin-gaho,February issue,2012

    INFORMATION

    Name Fujinomori Jinja Shrine
    Address 609 Fukakusa Toriizaki-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-641-1045
    Hours Entry: free (for special prayer: 9:00-16:00)
    Closed
    Resevation
    URL http://www.fujinomorijinjya.or.jp/
    Recommended Clear water called "Fuji no Mizu" is springling out near the main hall.

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