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Playing Kendo in Shimogamo Shrine
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Shimogamo Shrine, officially "Kamo mioya jinja", is one of the largest and most famous Shrine in Japan. It was founded before Heian period, and many Emperors of Japan have visited here historically. The Shrine and the forest around here have been elected as one of the World heritage by UNESCO in 1994. A Kendo (a traditional Japanese-style sport like Fencing) match of Kids was opened here on the day I visited here. Many people were seeing the match.

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