Kurama

  • A name of a place in Sakyō-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture ( rough location)
  • The Mount Kurama is known as a sacred mountain and flourished as a place for spiritual trainings.

This is where Ushiwakamaru (later Minamotono Yoshitsune, younger brother of Minamotono Yoritomo) had trained himself. His teacher was known as Kurama Tengu (the mythical king of the tengu, minor deities who inhabit the mountains of forests of Japan).






"Tengu", one of the legendary creatures of Japan (near Kurama Station)




"Niō-mon", Guardian Kings Gate of Kuramadera




One of the stone Guardian Tigers in "Un-gyō" (with its mouth shut) of Kuramadera




The entrance of the Shrine "Yuki-jinja"




One of the tree old Japanese cedars of Yuki-jinja




"Wari-haiden", Hall of Worship of Yuki-jinja




"Honden", Main Hall of Kuramadera








"Fudōdō", Pavilion of Fudōmyōō, one of the guardian deities of Bouddhisme
(in the valley of "Sōjōgatani")




"Kinone-michi", Path of Interlaced Roots




Strangely twisted and intertwined trunks




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