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    Uji Jinja Shrine

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    Uji Jinja Shrine

    “Mikaeri Usagi” messenger of a god leads you to the right path

    Uji’s local shrine, Uji Jinja Shrine, has a 1,700 year history. The enshrined deity is Uji no Waki Iratsuko, who is well known as deity of learning as she was wise from her childhood. Some performing arts including denraku had been held at the Rikyu Festival from the end of Heian period to Kamakura period and it attracted many people. “Mikaeri Usagi (Looking-Back Rabbit)” is enshrined at the main hall. According to the legend, it is said that a rabbit guided the deity who got lost on the way to Uji from Kawachi province, by looking back at the deity.

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

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    Name Uji Jinja Shrine
    Address 1 Uji Yamada, Uji City, Kyoto
    Tel 0774-21-3041
    Hours Entry (gate open): 6:00-18:00 (special prayer until 16:00)
    Closed
    Resevation
    URL http://uji-jinja.com/
    Recommended The main building is designated as the important cultural property.

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