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Kifune Jinja

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In a deep valley surrounded by mountains and river, the deity of water is enshrined.

Arrived Kifune area of Kyoto by Eizan-densha train, it wasn't raining at the arrival, it was getting harder as I walk around the precinct. The deity of Kifne shrine is Takaokami-no-kami, the deity of water, so I thought I was welcomed by the deity perhaps:) The stairs to the main entrance is made of rock and each parts are different figure, it has a quaint feel. I wanted to try Mizuura-mikuji, which is a paper fortune, however it is a bit different from other usual paper fortunes. The parer fortune is blank at first, then put it on the fountain of Mizuura, words appears! The shrine was surrounded by mountains and river, mysterious place it was.

History

Founded more than 1,500 years ago, the headquarter of all Kifune shrines satellites all over Japan. People have been praying at ritual for rain as it was believed the deity of the shrine controls water. Therefore the shrine is also worshiped as giving agricultural prosperity.

Deities Enshrined

Taka-Okami-no-Kami

Iwanagahime-no-Mikoto

Kura-Okami-no-Kami

Blessing

Matchmaking

Foundation

Unknown (more than 1,500 years ago)

Location

180 Kurama Kibunecho sakyo, Kyoto

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