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Iwashimizu Hachiman-gū, Yawata

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Iwashimizu Hachiman-gū is a Shinto shrine in the city of Yawata in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.HistoryThe shrine's Heian period connections with the Kyoto and the Imperial family date from its founding in 859 called Iwashimizu Hachimangū-ji dedicated to Buddhism as much as to kami worship.The shrine became the object of Imperial patronage during the early Heian period. In 965, Emperor Murakami ordered that Imperial messengers were sent to report important events to the guardian kami of Japan. These heihaku were initially presented to 16 shrines including the Ōharano Shrine.The shrine's importance and influence grew in succeeding centuries; and its extensive landholdings led to modest conflicts with Minamoto no Yoritomo during the years in which the Kamakura shogunate was establishing itself. The shrine sought to maintain its traditional exemption from contributing to paying the costs of military forces. In time, the bakufu faded away; and the shrine endured.
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  • I went here by cable which you don't really need it. It's better go climb and not the hard! 外国人の友達を連れて行きました。大き過ぎず、小さ過ぎず丁度良いサイズで元気があればケーブルカーを使わずに歩いて登れる距離です。今回はケーブルカーを使いましたが次回は歩きたいです。  more »
  • Omote-Sando, urasando walking on foot from Keihan line Yawata-Shi station, may be going up in the cable car. I went as a national treasure, worth taking. Remember that incarcerated Palace at the foot of Kora shrine respectable in tsurezuregusa of ninna-ji Temple and mistaken here between Venice on the mountain and back.
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  • This shrine can certainly not compete with the major shrines in Kyoto. Still, it is a very nice temple on the top of a fill. It offers an authentic experience away from the mainstream touristic circui...  more »
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  • You can enjoy a pleasant short hike up the mountain.
  • Last Saturday (January 24), it was such a fine day here in Kyoto, that I couldn’t resist biking to the Yawata area of Kyoto and pay a visit to the Iwashimizu Hachiman-gū shrine (石清水八幡宮) on Mt. Otokoyama (男山). Although it was near the end of January many people were still coming to the shrine to celebrate Hatsumōde (初詣). As I entered the shrine grounds, sacred kagura music was being played, while a shrine maiden or Miko performed a purification ceremony. She was purifying Hamaya arrows. They are “demon-breaking arrows” and many people bought them to ward off misfortune and attract good luck. In the other hand she was holding a Kagura suzu or “divine entertainment bells”, while the flute and drum accompanied her. Iwashimizu Hachiman-gū is like a fortress on a hill with a scenic view of the Yawata area. The shrine was founded in 859 by the monk Gyōkyō (行教) and is dedicated to “Hachiman” the god of war. The present Honden (本殿) was built by the third shogun, Tokugawa Iemitsu, in 1634. Many Emperors and Shogun’s visited here to pray for success in the many battles they fought. Until this day the Iwashimizu Hachiman-gū is one of the three most important Hachiman shrines in Japan. It was also the head shrine of the Minamoto clan. Minamoto no Yorinobu, in 1046 as governor of Kawachi, began worship at the Iwashimizu Hachiman-gū Shrine. Iwashimizu Hachiman-gū has an interesting connection to the life and work of Thomas Edison, who used bamboo collected from the groves at the shrine by his assistant William H. Moore to make filaments for his first electric light bulb in 1880. After visiting the shrine don’t forget to visit the observatory to get a splendid view of the Yawata area.
  • Air, the passage of time feels comfortable. You walk in your neighborhood! Was very refreshing, but I went for the first time in that sense. Pray on foot without the cable if the heel is strictly prohibited (⌯ DoubleClick ̶᷄ _ ˂ ̶᷄ ⌯)
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  • Prays are decided here. It is delicious soup. Cable and the children recommended (laughs) can see the maiden dances too (laughs)
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  • Incandescent bulbs are the most famous of Edison's inventions. The first commercial light bulb in 1879 on October 21st, the world. Carbon material induced filament 40 hours of continuous lighting. A year later, in 1880, this Kyoto bamboo fabric imported from Hachiman, Shimizu, hydrocarbons by using filament lit by the time 600 hours succeeded in extending the. Since GE is the world's first fluorescent lights, incandescent light bulb, as well as the world's first red LED continues, such as. [Source] GE Appliances sale/GE 10 things that changed the era of invention | author kite
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