Yasaka Shrine, Motomachi, Oita

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Located on the hilltop above the stone buddhas of Motomachi and among several old temples is Yasaka Shrine. A branch of the famous Yasaka Shrine in Kyoto. As a Yasaka Shrine the main kami enshrined is Susano, along with various members of his family.According the the shrine it was founded in the late 8th century. The wooden komainu in the entrance gate were rather nice, and there were

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