SKKS XIX: 1911

After the main shrine at Kumano was burnt down, within the space of a year His Majesty was able to visit for the ceremony for the moving of the God to temporary buildings.


chigiri areba
ureshiki kakaru
ori ni ainu
wasuru na kami mo
yukusue no sora
It must be fate for me
Such a joyous
Time to see;
Never will I forget it–may the Gods, too,
Not forget us in times to come.

The Senior Retired Emperor (Gotoba)

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