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by berry-raspberry

カテゴリ:Sumiyoshi Shrine( 60 )

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In Sumiyoshi Shrine, there used to be a temple, Sumiyoshi Jingu-Ji Temple.

In Japan, Buddhist temples and Shinto Shrines had coexisted harmonically and peacefully for more than a thousand years until the end of the nineteenth century.

The gate to the temple still remains.
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But it seems there is nothing to be done with the place where used to be the temple. It looks abandoned.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-05-25 18:02 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)

The pine tree producing roses

This pine tree produces rose flowers………Looks as if it did.
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Here in Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine, miracles could happen………
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Well, here is the trick. One of the vines stretches up and cling to the branches.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-05-23 18:58 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)
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There was a tea ceremony at Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine. I saw a lot of people wearing Japanese traditional clothes. They may be experts.
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Did I attend? Well, first of all, I need to learn. It’s a shame.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-05-19 18:45 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)
Many events are going on to celebrate the 1800th year at Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine.

On 14th, there was a violin concert, which was one of the events. I was wondering where it was going to be.

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It was at the first shrine! Incredible!
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The concert started with “Amazing Grace”, which perfectly matched with the shrine.
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Bach was good in the lovely spring breeze.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-05-15 22:10 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)
This year, 2011 is the 1800th year of Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine.

There are many events going on now.

When an event is held, yes, Shirayuki, the god’s horse, is here.
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The “former” Shirayuki is now retired, and new Shirayuki was dedicated on May 8, 2011, that is the 23th year of Heisei, which is just a few days ago.
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Mmm?
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Yeah.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-05-14 17:36 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)

Flowers in Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine

Irises in Asazawa-sha
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Azaleas
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Unohana (deutzias) Garden is open until May 31.
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Next week will be the best time for deutzias.


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by berry-raspberry | 2011-05-09 00:31 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)
Daijo-Sai Festival for 1800th Anniversary of Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine is going to be taken place on the 12th of May.

Opening hours are different from the usual schedule:

May 11All gates are going to be closed at 3:00 p.m.
Prayer request is accepted until 2:30 p.m.

May 12Main area of the shrine is going to be closed from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Prayer request is resumed to be accepted from 1:00 p.m..

There are posters like these here and there in and around Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine.
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This poster is the information of the events related to 1800th Festival at Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine
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May 12
*1:00 p.m. Japanese Dancing

May 13
*6:00 p.m. Noh Performance: “Sumiyoshi Noh”

May 14
*Kagura Festival
From 9:00 a.m. Kagura by Ohmiya Sumiyoshi Shrine
From 1:00 a.m. Kagura by 万九千社立(I don’t know how to read, it could be thousands of ways …) Shrine

11:00 a.m. Hikime no Gi, Momodeshiki Ceremony
2:00 p.m. Violin Performance

May 15
*10:00 a.m. Parade and various performances
*1:00 p.m. Dancing and Plays and various performances
*5:00 p.m. Opera

May 19
*10:00 a.m. Tea Ceremony by Ura-Senke

May 24
*11:00 a.m. Tea Ceremony by Omote-Senke


This poster is for Noh scheduled on May 13 at 6:30 p.m.
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Admission 8,000 yen


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by berry-raspberry | 2011-05-09 00:15 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)
The season of cherry blossoms is almost over.

I took these pictures of weeping cherry trees in Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine last week.

The weeping cherry trees in Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine have been a lot to do with imperial family.
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Emperor Godaigo (1318~1339) of South Court in Northern and Southern Courts period liked the weeping cherry tree in Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine. This was planted in memory of Emperor Godaigo later.
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Actually, there used to be a temporary palace of South Court near Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine.
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This weeping cherry tree was planted in commemoration of the wedding of current prince and princess.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-04-19 19:26 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)
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In the rice field of Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine, the flowers of renge, or Chinese milk vetch according to the dictionary, are blooming.
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There are a bunch of “Koinobori”. Koinobori means carp shaped streamers, and it is for the Boy’s Festival of May 5th.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-04-13 17:31 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)
Cherry Blossoms in Sumiyoshi Shrine are becoming in full bloom soon.

This cherry tree seems different from other ones, "Somei Yoshino", which usually have pale pink blossoms.
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Very Pink:
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-04-07 18:08 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)