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Kyoto Beauty Shrine: Yasaka Sub-shrine Utsukushi Gozensha

Kyoto Beauty Shrine: Yasaka Sub-shrine Utsukushi Gozensha

There is a shrine for just about anything that you can imagine in Kyoto, and quite a few for things that you might not be able to imagine. This one is for beauty. When you come to town you can stop by this shrine and pray to have beautiful skin, and of course, a beautiful …

Kyoto Knife Shrine: Yasaka Sub-shrine Hamono Jinja

Kyoto Knife Shrine: Yasaka Sub-shrine Hamono Jinja

This shrine holds a memorial service for worn out knives every year. The shrine accepts old knives and other cutting instruments that have served their human owners. Japanese give thanks to their knives even, now how is that for gratitude and humility? This is another sub-shrine at Yasaka Shrine, less than a 1 minute walk …

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