Post Tagged with: "後白河天皇"

by / on February 18, 2014 at 1:47 PM / in Higashiyama-ku, Interesting Facts, Noh, Temples-Shrines

Imakumano Shrine Founded by Emperor Go-Shirakawa in 1160!

Valentines Day in Snowy Kyoto: A few days ago, while driving to the north of Kyoto, I passed by the Imakumano Shrine (新熊野神社) on Higashi Oki dori about 200 meters from the Sanjūsangen-dō (三十三間堂) temple towards the Sennyu-ji Temple grounds. It was valentine’s Day and it was snowing. I have passed this shrine many a time but never stopped by […]

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by / on December 21, 2012 at 9:01 PM / in Higashiyama-ku, Temples-Shrines

The Monkey Shrine: Shinhiyoshi Jingū Shrine (新日吉神宮) in Kyoto!

During the autumn foliage of November I visited a number of shrines and temples that are famous for their splendid colors. While going from one place to the next in Higashiyama-ku, I came along this shrine near the Chishaku-in temple on Higashiyama dori. There was nobody in this historic site, although, I did notice that there where several sakura trees, but […]

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by / on October 18, 2012 at 8:41 PM / in Famous Birthdays, History Today

Famous Birthdays Today: 1127, Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan.

Emperor Go-Shirakawa (後白河天皇) (October 18, 1127 – April 26, 1192) was the 77th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign spanned the years from 1155 through 1158. This 12th-century sovereign was named after the 11th century Emperor Shirakawa, and go- (後), translates literally as “later”; and thus, he is sometimes called the “Later Emperor Shirakawa”. […]

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