AMAGASAKI, JAPAN: 尼崎戎神社 (Amagasaki Ebisu Shrine) ~ A.D. 897-930

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5may16. Amagasaki, Japan.

KOBE, JAPAN IMAGES: MINUME JINJA (SHRINE)

Said to have been built in 201. In 645 it was known as a place that poets gathered. There are 11 poems about Minume on the Manyoshu ground.

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16apr14. Nada, Kobe, Japan.

KOBE, JAPAN IMAGES: SHINTO SHRINE (sic) TSUMOYAMA

When reading up on Shintoism, the most common theme I find in its teachings, is its emphasis on sincerity.        

“When pure sincerity forms within, it is outwardly realized in other people’s hearts.  ― Lao Tzu

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15apr14. Kobe, Japan.