I visited KATORI shrine in Chiba prefecture next to Tokyo.
It is the main shrine of 400 KATORI shrines all over Japan. It’s said that founded 2600 years ago when the first emperor JINMU was enthroned and still one of the most important shrines which the imperial court offers new year prayer on 1st January .
Also it’s one of the deities is FUTSUNUSHI God of war also the origin of KENDO( Japanese sword art),many people come and pray for good fortunes and to be strong.
The shrine area is huge and quiet with full of green and traditional buildings .
The famous KASUGA shrine in Nara prefecture , famous for their deer invited the sacred things on their foundation AD 768 from KATORI shrine.
On the front shopping street they sell popular’ Escape from evil dumplings’ . It’s made from pounded rice with mugwort and sweet red beans.
If you’re interested in the traditional culture and delicious Japanese sweets, check out here!!
I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!