BLOGWalking2020.05.04

Goryo-jinja Shrine, where the Onin War broke out

We introduced "Mizuta Gyoku-un-do" in "KYOTO CHISHIN" the other day.

It is the Karaitaya in front of Goryo-jinja Shrine which is said to have been founded right after the Onin War.

It is now accepted that 'the last war' for people in Kyoto refers to the Onin War.

The place where the Onin War broke out is said to be Goryo-jinja Shrine (Kamigoryo-jinja Shrine).

The conflict started in January ,1467, during the Muromachi period in 'Goryo no Mori (Kamigoryo-jinja Shrine's forest)'.

As you know, the war lasted for 11 years and Kyoto was burned down.

There is a stone monument in the precincts of Kami Goryo-jinja Shrine to tell the trace.

The name of the Yuan era, 'Bunsho,' is believed to bring bad luck, so it was changed to 'Onin' in March, the year the battle began.

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It is also said that the traditional Kyoto event 'Goryo-e (Goryo-sai Festival)' originated at Kamigoryo-jinja Shrine.

It is held around Goryo-jinja Shrine from May 1 to 18 every year and is crowded with children's portable shrines.

* 'Goryo-e' may be cancelled in 2020 to prevent the spread of coronavirus.


Goryo-jinja Shrine (Kamigoryo-jinja Shrine)
Karasuma Higashi-iru, Kamigoryomae-dori Street, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City
3 minutes from Kuramaguchi Subway Station


Here is for A sweets to ward off evil, which was established right after the Onin War "Mizuta Gyokuundo"

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