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This photograph was taken Hie Shrine in Tokyo Akasaka, and was taken towards the main shrine hall from from outside the entrance gate of a shrine. It is a shrine as main shrined deity the "Ooyamakuhinokami" one of Japanese God which appears in Kojiki which is the oldest extant chronicle in Japan. This God is son of Ohotoshi God ensconced in Mt. Hiei in Shiga Prefecture. Especially the worship of the Tokugawa family of this shrine was strong as a guardian deity of Edo castle.And, the worship of a general'sheir, a child, and and a daimyo (Japanese feudal) lord did not cease. Shrine pavilions were burned down by the air raid on Tokyo in 1945 and and it was rebuilt in 1958. It is venerated in recent years as God of charm against misfortunes, matchmaking, and prosperity in business and future-of-the-company prosperity. The Sanno festival of this shrine is one of the Edo three major festivals held along with the Kanda festival and the Fukagawa festival in Tokyo every year. Also by the time of when, people are alive in the interval in the two opposite-poles worlds of a myth and faith, and technology.

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