by / on January 11, 2014 at 11:22 AM / in Higashiyama-ku, Temples-Shrines

38.000 Ears and Noses lay Buried here: Mimizuka (耳塚) in Kyoto!

Did you know about this? This often forgotten memorial is located not so far from the famous Kiyomizu dera temple and the Kyoto National museum on the Higashiyama and Shichijo crossing and just a few meters away from the Hokoku Shrine. The Hokuku shrine is also known as the Toyokuni shrine (豊国神社) honoring Toyotomi Hideyoshi! Hideyoshi being the guy ordering […]

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