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View from Saitoku Shrine in Himeji
Japan

This panorama was taken on a newly built viewing deck on a hill behind Saitoku Shrine in Himeji.

It is said that the god worshipped here protects those who are physically disabled.

According to legend, a Samurai who belonged to nearby castle was suffered from beriberi, and could not fight for his lord when his castle was attacked.

He regretted so much that he began ascetic training, and finally he became a god.
He is the above-mentioned god.

This observation deck was completed on 30th March, 2013, a week before I took this panorama.

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Copyright: Kengo Shimizu
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
Taken: 07/04/2013
Uploaded: 07/04/2013
Updated: 25/04/2014
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