Hyozu Taisha Shrine Gate - It is said that Hyozu Taisha Shrine in Shiga was founded during the Nara period. its name literally means “the master of soldiers” it had been worshipped by the Imperial Court and the warrior class. It is said to have been dedicated by Ashikaga Takauji and the Japanese ink writing on a rafter shows that it was constructed in 1550 and is prefecturally designated as a tangible cultural property. The shrine’s magnificent garden was constructed during the Heian period and is considered to be a pond-strolling garden. The ground covered with a moss carpet is especially vibrant during the rainy season.
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