Archive for March 16th, 2012

by / on March 16, 2012 at 2:30 PM / in Joyo, Local Gems

Mito shrine in Joyo, Kyoto.

This shrine is located on the foot of Kounosu Mountain and was house to the local guardian god of the former Terada village which was located in this area. The gods worshiped here are Amaterasumeoome-kami, Takamimusubi-no-kami, and Wadatumitoyotamahime-no-mikoto. From accounts in the “Yamashiro-no-kuni Fudoki”, Mito Shrine was already built by the Nara Period. This shrine is also mentioned in the […]

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by / on March 16, 2012 at 10:25 AM / in Famous Birthdays, History Today

Famous Birthdays Today: 1800 – Emperor Ninko of Japan.

Emperor Ninkō (March 16, 1800 – February 21, 1846) was the 120th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Ninkō’s reign spanned the years from 1817 through 1846. His reign coincided with what is referred to as “the late Tokugawa Shogunate” period and in particular the beginnings of the decline of the shōgun, or bakufu (幕府). Although […]

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