Hi! I'm Miyuki, a Japanese woman from Osaka, Japan. This blog is mainly about the introduction of places, events, and various stuff in southern part of Osaka City, Osaka, Kansai, and Japan

by berry-raspberry

Ajiki Shrine in Toyosato-cho

Ajiki Shrine is in Toyosato-cho.
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It is said the name Ajiki is the one of Torai-jin. Torai-jin is the people who immigrated from the direction of the continent, like Korea, China, and even as far as Persia, from 4th to 7th century.

There came a lot of Torai jin in Kansai Area, Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, and Shiga. They brought Japan advanced technologies, culture, and what they believed. There were a lot of Torai-jin living on the east side of Lake Biwa.
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Kansai Area was a very international place. They settled down in Japan and there should be a reason these Torai-jin did not return to their own places.

The architect of this shrine is the one of Edo Era, beginning of 19th century.
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The date when the shrine itself was founded is not sure. It was already exixted in the 10th century's record, but it is not sure when the garden was made.
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It is considered this is the early stage of Japanese gardens, and one of origins of Japanese gardens.
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Here came a swan.
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This garden is surely spiritual and mysterious.

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by berry-raspberry | 2011-08-22 17:52 | Shiga | Comments(0)