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杖立稲荷大明神 Tsuetate Inari Daimyoujin.
Japan

約1800年前に開湯したとされる杖立温泉の傍らにある「正一位おいなりさん」。

杖立の地名は、その名は、一説には、杖の助けを借りてやってきた人が、湯治により健康を取り戻し、帰る時には杖なしで済むという弘法大師の由来(それだけ効能があるということ)から名づけられたものとされる。
以下の短歌が温泉名の由来となった。

湯に入りて 病なおれば すがりてし 杖立ておいて 帰る諸人

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Copyright: Kudo Kenji Photograph
Type: Spherical
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Taken: 22/12/2013
Uploaded: 28/12/2013
Updated: 24/04/2014
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