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    Nashinoki Jinja Shrine

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    Nashinoki Jinja Shrine

    Enshrining contributors of the Meiji Restoration and bush clover viewing spots in autumn

    Nashinoki Jinja Shrine is situated on the quiet Teramachi Street west of Kyoto Imperial Palace, which was established in 1885, which used to be the residence of the court nobility. The deity is a court noble Sanetomi Sanjo and his father Sanetsumu Sanjo who rendered distinguished services during the Meiji Restoration. The main enshrined deity, Sanetsumu Sanjo, who was reincarnated in the person of Michizane Sugawara, was so knowledgeable that people called him “Imatenjin-sama”. Even today Sanetsumu and Sanetomi are worshiped as a God of learning. In this shrine, beautiful seasonal landscapes can be seen but hagi (bush clover) are exceptionally beautiful from mid to late September. This shrine is also called “Hagi Palace” and known for viewing hagi. Visitors can enjoy seeing several hundred bush clover trees with beautiful flowers. In addition, it has a well called “Somei” which has one of the best tasting spring waters in Kyoto.  This water is often used for tea ceremony by tea masters.

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


    Name Nashinoki Jinja Shrine
    Address Somedono-cho, Teramachi-dori Hirokoji-agaru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-211-0885
    Hours ntry: 6:00-17:00 (shrine office, etc. are opne from 9:00)
    Recommended There is a monument inscribed with a poem by Akinari Ueda, the author of "Ugetsu Monogatari."