My #Japan #Tokyo Travel (Part 13) #Ueno #Park
Vaguely retains the shadow of the Edo period, Visit and walk into Ueno Park, a spacious public park in the Ueno district of Taito, Tokyo. Ueno Park grounds were formerly belonging to the temple of Kan’ei-ji, during the Edo period.
After the Meiji Restoration, it was eventually donated by the Imperial Household Ministry to Tokyo City in 1924, name as Ueno Onshi Kōen. So a statue of Saigo Takamori is well known as the symbol of the park. It is one of a leading figure of Meiji Restoration, protect the city from evil.
At first, the park consisted of the Kaneji Temple main building and mausoleum, Toshogu Shrine and temple is surrounding by the cherry trees. With more than 1000 cherry trees, Ueno Park is one of Tokyo’s celebrated and cherry blossom view point in spring.
Today, the park is widely known at home and abroad as a representative park of Japan with cultured and historic atmosphere. It is developed as famous for many museums, including Tokyo National Museum, National Museum for Western Art, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and the National Sciences Museum. Ueno Zoo, the first zoo in Japan also in the park.
In the Ueno Park, we visit Hanazono Inari Shrine, a popular Shrine as a god of love. Start from walk through Red Torii Tunnel, one of the most popular types of shrine in Japan. At the end of Red Torii, we can see Hanazono Inari Shrine have a power spot where people can go wish for be encountered more quickly with their partner.
By the way, a stone statue of foxes which are in front of the shrine is considered as a messenger of Hanazono Inari. Accept the characteristic Red Torii tunnel and fox statues, the most interesting feature is an Ana-Inari Shrine (or Hole Inari), built in a rocky recess to honour a fox.
Of cause in the Hanazono Inari Shrine, you can prepare a coin, please pray for love. First put a coin in the offertory box and ringing the bell. Bow (head down) two times twice clapping. Place your hands together and pray. Finally, One time of bowing (head down) and complete the entire step.
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我的#日本 #东京 之旅 (Part 13) #上野公园
在上野公园，我们拜访了上野花园稲荷神社，一个称之爱之神的神社。一开始先步行穿过日本最受欢迎的神社之一 “红色鸟居隧道”。在红色鸟居的尽头，我们可以看到上野花园稲荷神社, 人们相信如果在那许愿的话可以更快遇到他们的另一半伴侣。
顺道一提，在神社前面的狐狸石像被认为是花园稻荷的信使。这里除了有有特色的红色鸟居隧道和狐狸雕像外，最有趣的特点是Ana-Inari Shrine (or Hole Inari)建在一个岩石休会来纪念狐狸雕像。
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