Jan 5, 2015

Kasuga Shrine

 Kasuga Shrine is very small and it is squeezed in between a parking lot and a home. The only things there are a cherry tree, a torii, and the shrine building.
Kasuga is the name of the next town to the east of here and I believe that at various times in the past the town lines were in different places. Actually I am not sure when Nakagawa came into existence or what it was before it became Nakagawa.

Kasuga is a very common place name throughout Japan. There was a Kasuga nearby when I lived in Sendai at the opposite end of Japan. The kanji, Chinese characters, used for the name mean 'spring' and 'day', but the pronunciation is not the same as it would be if one were talking about "a spring day in May", for example.

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