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Taga Jinja
Name:Taga Jinja 



 
Alternate Name:Taga Taisha, Taga Shrine 
Address:Taga-cho 
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City:Inukami-gun 
State:Shiga-ken 
Postal Code:522-03 
Country:JAPAN 
Latitude/Longitude:lat=35.2; long=136.333
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Contruction Date:Momoyama 
Public/Private:PUBLIC 
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Added to JGarden:12/31/2000 
Last Updated:12/31/2000 
JGarden Description:Located on the southeast side of Lake Biwa, this ancient shrine is old enough to have been mentioned in the kojiki Built during a time when Buddhism and Shinto were both flourishing, it contains both a Buddhist temple and Shinto shrine. The garden here was constructed by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in the Tensei era (1573-1591) as an offering for the recovery of his wife from illness. It is located next to the study (shoin) attached to the Shrine offices (shamusho). It includes a stone bridge and a sanzon stone arrangement.

The shrine is also notable for a harvest festival (hokenko shuki taisai)held around the end of November. It starts around 11:00. The site is a 20 minute walk from Taga Station, Omi Tetsudo Line (JR), or a bus from JR Minami Hikone Station, Biwako Line. 




While the roji is meant to be a passageway
Altogether outside this earthly life
How is it that people only contrive
To sprinkle it with the dust of the mind.

  Sen no Rikyu
  16th century

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