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Oe Shrine, Osaka
Japan

Oe Shrine (大江神社 Ōe Jinja) in Osaka city, Japan. It is one of the seven shrines said to be established by Prince Shotoku to guard Shitenno temple. The monks of Shitennoji manage the rituals at Oe Shrine.

The shrine is dedicated to the Buddhist god Bishamonten (毘沙門天), one of the Japanese Seven Gods of Fortune. The shrine contains an image of Bishamonten which is said to have been made by Prince Shotoku himself.

Ōe Jinja has always been noted for the sunset, and there is a memorial to Sunset Hill (夕陽岡 Yūhigaoka) on the premises. Instead of guardian dog statues, the shrine has guardian tiger statues. Because of this fans of the Hanshin Tigers baseball team often come to worship at Oe Shrine.

Copyright: Dave Kennard
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Taken: 09/10/2009
Uploaded: 05/11/2011
Updated: 24/03/2015
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Tags: asia; japan; kansai region; osaka prefecture; osaka city; tennoji-ku; shrine; jinja; kinki region; oe shrine; temple; shinto; shrine gate; torii
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