Sunday, October 30, 2022

Ogori Susano Shrine

 


After Misetaireiseki Shrine I continued south into the more built-up area of central Ogori and after turning west came upon Ogori Susano Shrine.


Earlier it was known as Gion-sha, a branch of the famous shrine in Gion now called Yasaka Shrine, and now enshrining Susano.


This branch was established in 1353 and moved to its current location in the 16th century. At that time plague was spreading in the surrounding villages but this area was relatively unscathed, and this was attributed to the power of this shrine so peorle came from surrounding areas to pray.


When the nearby expressway was built in 1984 the sale of land enabled the shrine to rebuild the current buuldings.


In the grounds are numerous sub-shrines including Ebisu, Hachiman, and Tenman.

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