“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.
|Name||Uji Jinja Shrine|
|Address||1 Uji Yamada, Uji City, Kyoto|
|Hours||Entry (gate open): 6:00-18:00 (special prayer until 16:00)|
|Recommended||The main building is designated as the important cultural property.|
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