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Cultural Property 4: Sacred Stable

This is also very interesting for me.  Finally, I had a chance to see the sacred horse who was housed in its stable, which is the only (un)lacquered structure in the precincts. 


Lovely wood carvings along the entrance.


“Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil.”


It came right up to me.  When others would approach it he would turn his head away.  It must be some love connection there.   The sacred horse.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your pictures of the countryside and the cultural properties. Nice to see the non urban side of Japan.



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