Fermentation Shrine in Japan

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Sake barrels in Shinto Shrine! This is worth to see!!

There is a Shrine in Japan which strongly supported by Fermenting / Brewing people.
Matsuo Taisha. One of the oldest shrine in Kyoto. (Since 701)

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This is the gate.
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Once you get through the gate, very spacious and feel refreshed.

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Beautiful main building. This construction is called Matsuo dukuri. Stunning.

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These sake barrels are donated by brewers, because this shrine is famous as Fermenting /brewing shine.
Lots of different sake from all over Japan!!
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The reason for this believe is…..
this spring water from the mountain in this shrine.

You can walk back of this shrine main building,
and you will find these red Torii.

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People who make sake, takes this spring water and use for their sake making!!
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They also have 3 beautiful gardens, designed by Mirei Shigemori, famous garden designer.
These gardens become his last master piece.

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This is the stamp you can get from this Shrine.
Hand writing & stamp – called Gosyuin 御朱印。
Normally, Shrine’s philosophy will be written.

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So close from famous Arashiyama area in Kyoto,
but such a peaceful atmosphere, very quiet.
I highly recommend you to visit here if you have chance to visit Kyoto.
And receive benefit to your fermentation life!!

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