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SHIMOGAMO SHRINE

  SHIMOGAMO SHRINE  

Simogamo shrine is called Kamo-Onzo Shrine for the reason that the shrine is dedicated to mother and grandfather of kamigamo shrine.It is located in the heart of the Kiforest which has precious nature, and the atmosphere of the precincts is mysterious.The main shrine is really overwhelming, and there are a lot of an important cultural property.

Aoi-festival
The Seven Wonders of the world (Shimogamo Shrine)
All the trees planted around the Shrine are evergreen.
Their leaves will be like the teeth of a saw, and change into the one` s like the holly trees.
It is said that when they prayed for rain at a river in the precincts, a stone appeared in the pond.
The color of clothes expressed the difference of their social positions, the red mean low status.
All sorts of people went to Shimogamo Shrine so for the purpose of removing the difference of social positions, people planted many spring Camellia. It mean that there was also the color of red in the Shrine.
The two trees of god before the Sakura-gate become united atthe upper part, so it is called or “Renrinoki or Tenpuki

Adress F59 Izumikawa-cyo simogamo sakyouku kyoto-city
The bus #205, #4, #14 to simogamo shrine


 

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