Misadventures with Miso

Misadventures with Miso

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Inabu Shrine (March 20th, 2011)

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One thing unique to Hama Rikyu Gardens is the Inabu Shrine.

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The original date of construction is not known. But an original shrine was thought to exist
in the late Edo Period in a slightly different location on the grounds.

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Considering this was a private estate it's not unheard of having a private shrine. Want to see more of the Inabu Shrine?

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The original building collapsed in the 1894 earthquake so the Imperial Household had it rebuilt. Several repairs including after the Kanto earthquake left it a bit changed.

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So in 2005 major repairs were done to return it to how it was during the Meiji Period.

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It's a lovely little shrine which feels like it needs caretakers.

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Quite a contrast to the skyscrapers of Shiodome.

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But lovely and makes you feel like you have gone back in time.

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