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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 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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by / on September 14, 2012 at 5:41 PM / in Historical Events, History Today

Historical Events Today: 1180 – Battle of Ishibashiyama in Japan!

The Battle of Ishibashiyama (石橋山の戦い) was the first in which Minamoto Yoritomo, who was to become shogun less than a decade later, was commander of the Minamoto forces. The battle was fought on September 14, 1180 in the southwest of present-day Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture near Yoritomo’s headquarters at Kamakura. In this, his first attempt to challenge the Taira, Yoritomo was […]

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by / on July 12, 2012 at 10:46 AM / in Historical Events, History Today

Historical Events Today: 1156-Siege of Shirakawa-den in Japan.

The siege of the Shirakawa-den was the central event of the Hōgen Rebellion, a succession dispute which broke out after the death of the cloistered Emperor Toba. The conflict grew to involve the Fujiwara, Minamoto, and Taira clans, all major powers of the period. The palace was attacked by Taira no Kiyomori and Minamoto no Yoshitomo and defended by Yoshitomo’s […]

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by / on April 26, 2012 at 3:46 PM / in Famous Deaths, History Today

Famous Deaths Today: 1192 -Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan.

Emperor Go-Shirakawa (後白河天皇 Go-Shirakawa-tennō) (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 […]

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by / on March 21, 2012 at 1:27 PM / in Historical Events, History Today

Historical Events Today: 1188 -Accession to the throne of Japan by Emperor Antoku.

Emperor Antoku (安徳天皇 Antoku-tennō) (December 22, 1178 – April 25, 1185) was the 81st emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign spanned the years from 1180 through 1185. During this time, the Imperial family was involved in a bitter struggle between warring clans. Yoritomo, with his cousin Yoshinaka, led a force from the Minamoto clan […]

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by / on June 21, 2011 at 11:12 AM / in Arashiyama, Gio-ji

A story of botched love: Gio-ji temple in Sagano, Kyoto!

Gio-ji temple of the Shingon Buddhist sect, formerly known as Ojo-in, is said to have been founded by Nembutsubo Tyochin, a disciple of priest Honen. Later it became to be called Gio-ji. The main building, reconstructed in 1895, enshrines the statue of Buddha Dainichi, who symbolizes oneness with the universe. There is also a statue of Taira no Kiyomori, a […]

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