The guardian dog widened its eyes

guardian dog in Ujigami Jinja
Shot at Ujigami Jinja, a Shinto shrine in Uji, Kyoto ©Tetsu Ozawa
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It's not known exactly when this shrine was built originally. Yet it is sure it has a long history and one of the oldest existing architectures of Shinto shrine. And it was built as a guardian shrine for the nearby Byodo-in Temple. The statues of the guardian dogs were sitting in front of the main hall. It is said that the main hall in the background was built in the 11th century.

By the way, this old shrine was listed on the UNESCO's world heritage sites.

日本語
Nov 2006 KYOTO STILL LIFE

Where is Ujigami Jinja?

PHOTO DATA

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613

Shooting Date

Sep 2006

Posted On

November 22, 2006

Modified On

January 19, 2020

Place

Uji, Kyoto

Genre

Still Life Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

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