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Nagusa Shrine
Japan

This panorama was taken in front of "Nagusa-Jinja" (Nagusa Shrine).

The waterfall is 72 m (236 ft.) high and 3 m (10 ft.) wide.

Nothing about this shrine is known because there is almost no documents about it.

However, the fact that the shrine has a nameplate of Dragon and that there are several waterfalls around here suggest the shrine has something to do with rain-making rituals.

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