If you have ever played King of Fighters, I am sure you know Kyo Kusanagi. Well, it has nothing to do with Atsuta Shine. It just makes me think of the Kusanagi no Tsurugi everytime. According to the Kojiki (the oldest extant chronicle in Japan), the Atsuta Shrine was originally founded to house the Kusanagi no Tsurugi! Sadly, peasants like me are not allowed to appreciate the beauty of the sword... yet, the Atsuta Shrine is beautiful and worth a visit in my opinion.
|the south entrance|
|I love the path of trees|
|Map of Atsuta Shrine|
|Every Japanese shrine has a place where visitors can purify themselves before presenting themselves to the gods.|
|And it also appears to be the norm for local breweries to offer their sake to the gods|
|a very old tree|
|The shrine is displaying the history of the three most influential domiyo during the Sengoku period in Japan.|
I really need to find more time to study the history of this period.
(History always entices me...)
|In addition to the Sengoku history, the legend of Hōrai is also displayed here|
|this is what I do when I visit temples and palaces...|
you know: "trust but verify"
|Not even a replica of the Kusanagi no Tsurugi is displayed here.|
I wonder if it even exists.
|No, this is not it. :(|
|Apparently a famous udon place in Nagoya.|
Since I wanted to try Houraiken, I didn't eat here.
But I bought the boxed set at the Nagoya station to enjoy at home!