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shirahata hachiman daijin


A few weeks ago, I wrote about the damage done to the stone fence (tamagaki) at Shirahata Hachiman Daijin by a truck driver who, I suspect, was blindly following GPS guidance and not paying attention to how big the vehicle was. I mentioned at the time that I expected it to be a short-term problem for the jinja, and so it proved. The repairs have now been completed. As you can see from the pictures, only one part of the tamagaki needed replacing — the large pillar at the left… Read More »Repairs


One advantage of paying my respects at Shirahata Hachiman Daijin every day is that I do not miss the days when the cherry blossoms are at their best. Here are some photographs. Unfortunately, we also had some very rainy days, so the snake is looking a bit sad.