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Situated in Uji City, Kyoto, the Ujigami shrine (宇治上神社) is dedicated to Emperor Oujin and Emperor Nintoku. The shrine's Honden (main hall) is Japan's oldest architecture of late Heian period that exists today. It is listed as World Heritage as one of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto. Although its origin is unknown, according to a dendrochronology research, the shrine's construction was dated at somewhere around 1060. The nearby Byodo-in temple, also registered as World Heritage, was built in 1052 and the two buildings are presumed to have been built together. Later in the Muromachi period, seven natural springs in the Uji area, known as Uji Shichi Meisui, were designated as water source to be used in tea ceremonies. One of the seven springs, Kirihara mizu, flows from the Ujigami Shrine. The other six springs have all dried up over the years, and today, Kirihara mizu is the last spring left today where good Uji water is discharged. #UjikamiShrine,#宇治上神社,#KiriharaSui,#桐原水,#Kyoto,#京都,#Japan,#UjiCity,#Shinto
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Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Asia
Subcategory Detail:Japan
Keywords:Emperor, Emperor, Japan, Kirihara, Kyoto, Meisui, Nintoku, Oujin, Shichi, Shinto, Shrine, Sui, Uji, Ujikami, 京都, 宇治上神社, 日本, 桐原水