Post Tagged with: "Emperor Seiwa"

by / on June 14, 2012 at 9:41 PM / in Nara Ken, Temples-Shrines, Yamanobe-no-Michi

Obitoke-dera Temple In Nara!

Obitoke-dera Temple In Nara!, a set on Flickr. This was our first stop on the second part of the Yamanobe-no-Michi trail. A famous temple for would be mothers and a history of visitors such as Empress Fujiwara Akiko, the Imperial Princess Michiko, the wife of the crown prince and other dignitaries. This temple was built in 858. When the Empress […]

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by / on February 11, 2012 at 10:36 PM / in Chushojima, Local Gems

Gokonomiya Jinja: The Sweet-Smelling Temple!

Though it is uncertain when Gokou-guu was built, there are records of it being restored in 862. According to legend, in this year, there was a sweet-smelling spring in the temple grounds, and if you drank from that spring you would be healed of all your diseases. Because of this, the emperor of that time, Emperor Seiwa called it Gokou-guu […]

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