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[Shizuoka]Mishima Taisha – Feel the special powers to bring you victory with the 1200 year old tree.2014.01.16

The Mishima Taisha is a Shinto shrine in the city of Mishima in Shizuoka Prefecture. Whilst it is not clear exactly when the shrine was founded, it seems to have already existed in the 8th century. The main shrine has been reconstructed numerous times over the history of the shrine. The current building was completed at 1866 after being flattened in the earthquake of 1854.

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As you walk in from the main gate, you will be blessed by the nature around. The cherry trees by the footpath are especially beautiful in spring. Moreover the most powerful tree in the shrine is the Osmanthus fragrans tree near the main shrine that is more than 1200 year old. Its girth measures 3 meters and 15 meters in height. The tiny yellow blossoms give a significant fragrance in September.

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Many shoguns including Minamoto Yoritomo who is the founder and the first shogun of the Kamakura shogunate of Japan worshipped the shrine for divine assistance and it came to be associated with victory in battle. Hence the shine is believed that it has special powers to bring you victory in your life.

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