Kamigoryo ShrinePosted date：2022-11-10
Category：Talk about Kyoto , Kyoto tourist spot , Kyoto Benefits
Here is good as being quiet today too.
That day, I was carrying my steps to the shrine as I did walk.
Torii and Sakura Gate (Transferred from Wikipedia)
The premises (Photo by the author)
There are usually few people in the premises of this shrine near my home. The quiet atmosphere brought about by the small forest-like space. And then there is the silence that envelops the area quietly. Partly because I experience various things in daily lives, I can enjoy very healing air. I’d say it the healing by the quietness.
It is the place I can spend with very calming feeling.
My older sister knows about such Goryo Shrine very well. So, I’ll ask my older sister with me to narrate. So, my older sister, please.
OK. So my older sister appeared. Please be welcome to me.
Kamigoryo Shrine with quiet and healing atmosphere. It certainly has such air now, but to tell the truth, this shrine has very dreadful and sad origin. So, please listen to my story carefully.
The time was Enryaku 13 (794), the emperor of the time Kammu emperor enshrined the soul of Prince Hayara (Sudo emperor) as the protection god of the capital when he moved the capital to Heian-kyo. That is the origin of Kamigoryo Shrine.
The trigger was that incident. Yes, that really tragic case.
That happened in Enryaku 3 (784). First, Kammu emperor moved the capital to Nagaoka-kyo. However, the next year, someone assassinated Tanetugu Fujiwara, who was the chief architect of the capital construction project, and his brother, Prince Hayara, was accused of being the ringleader.
Then, not long after that, emperor Kammu’s close relatives died one after another, and there was also a series of natural disasters.
Emperor Kammu feared greatly that it was caused by the soul of Prince Hayara.
Then, he began to do everything in his power to bring the situation under control, starting from the fact that he gave Prince Hayara the additional title of “Emperor Sohdo”, construction of temples and the delivery of sutras for the sake of national peace and tranquility.
Prince Inoue, Prince Gyobu, Yoshiko Fujiwara, Isei Tachibana, Bunya no Miya Tamaro, etc.
All of them are those who were involved in political disputes, were accused of crimes, and died in a fit of disappointment and indignation.
Let’s eliminate misfortune by respectfully worshipping the souls of these noble people who died in misfortune.
The “Goreikai”, which enshrines noblemen who died as sinners, is filled with such wishes, isn’t it?
In Kamigoryo Shrine, the souls of such people have been slept here even now.
The main hall (Photo by the author)
So, please don’t forget that.
Please don’t forget the people who are sleeping here.
Please dedicate the prayer of requiem from your heart today.
- Location: Kyoto City Kamigyo district Kamigoryo mae street Karasuma Higashi-iru
- Tel: 075-441-2260
Get off at Subway “Kuramaguchi” station and walk about three minutes
Get off at Kyoto City Bus “Karasuma Kuramaguchi” bus stop and walk about three minutes
Get off at Kyoto City Bus “Izumoji Tawaramachi” bus stop and walk about 5 minutes
- Opening hours: 7:00 to sun set
- Regular holidays: no holiday
- Origin: Built by order of Emperor Kammu for the repose of the soul of Prince Hayara
The benefits: warding off bad luck, ensuring safe childbirth, and dispelling plague and disease
Deities: Prince Hayara, Isei Tachibana, and eight others
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