Saturday, March 9, 2013

Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara

There are about 3,000 Kasuga Shrines in Japan, and the main one is in Nara. In 1998, this one was inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It is a very old shrine, dating from 768. It once belonged to the Fujiwara clan. There are about 1,000 stone lanterns surrounding it, and 2,000 along the path leading to the shrine. A forest of stone lanterns, as I said at visiting this place.

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