About Kurumazaki Shrine
The shrine is dedicated to Yorinari Kiyohara (1122-1189), a Confucian scholar from the late Heian Period.
According to shrine legend, when Emperor Gosaga was riding his ox cart past the shrine, the ox suddenly stopped moving and the yoke was broken, hence the name Kurumazaki Shrine.
It has long been said to be beneficial for the improvement of learning, business prosperity, and the collection of account receivable and it is customary to pray with the pebbles awarded at the shrine office, take them home, and return them to the shrine with one stone of gratitude when your wish is fulfilled.
Within the precincts of the shrine is a performing arts shrine dedicated to Ama-no-Uzume-no-mikoto, the ancestral deity of the performing arts, and has long been revered by those who pray for the improvement of the performing arts.
The precincts of the shrine were lined with billboards of people involved in the performing arts, and the temple was crowded with worshippers. The precincts of the shrine, decorated with red-colored leaves seem to be a famous sightseeing spot in Saga Arashiyama.
Kurumazaki Shrine photos
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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada
|Location||〒616-8343 23 Saga-Asahi-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
|Entrance fee||free admission for worshippers|
|Access||Randen “Kurumazaki Jinja” station, just after getting off
City bus/Kyoto bus, get off at “Kurumazaki Jinja-mae” station.
|Parking lot||Yes (limited to the purpose of worship)|
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