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This photograph is taken in the precincts in Shimogamo Shrine in Kyoto. Shimogamo Shrine is a shrine ensconced into wood of the delta with which it is in the north slippage in Kyoto, and which Kamo river and the Takano river join. As well as the Kamigamo Shrine which exists in the upstream of Kamo River, it is one of the oldest shrines before the Heian transfer of the capital. It is a shrine inner leading in Kyoto which serves as the Imperial Household's patron saint and consists of plentiful shrine pavilions after the Heian transfer of the capital. The building of a photograph is called "Maidono"(court music pavilion in a Shinto Shrine) and is a shrine pavilion to which a good Imperial messenger reports address to the gods to the deities. It is an important cultural property of the country and this shrine has been been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1994. The festival of this shrine will be performed in May every year by the Aoi Matsuri which is one of the three grand festivals of Kyoto.

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