Yoshimizu Shrine

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Yoshimizu-jinja haiden.jpg
The haiden, or prayer hall
DeityEmperor Go-Daigo, Kusunoki Masashige
LocationYoshino-yama, Yoshino-chō Yoshino-gun, Nara-ken
Yoshimizu Shrine is located in Japan
Yoshimizu Shrine
Shown within Japan
Geographic coordinates34°22′03.5″N 135°51′42.75″E / 34.367639°N 135.8618750°E / 34.367639; 135.8618750Coordinates: 34°22′03.5″N 135°51′42.75″E / 34.367639°N 135.8618750°E / 34.367639; 135.8618750
Shinto torii icon vermillion.svg Glossary of Shinto

Yoshimizu Shrine (吉水神社, Yoshimizu-jinja) is a Shinto shrine located on Mount Yoshino in Yoshino district, Nara, Japan. It is dedicated to Emperor Go-Daigo, and the samurai Kusunoki Masashige.

In 2004, it was designated as part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the name Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range. In 2014 the temple was embroiled in a scandal when it was discovered that head priest Satō Kazuhiko's private blog contained extreme hate speech towards Chinese and Koreans, in addition to him being the head of a local right-wing extremist group.[1]


  1. ^ "中国はゴキブリ、韓国はダニ!安倍首相がヘイトスピーチ連発の宮司を大絶賛 - 本と雑誌のニュースサイト/リテラ". 本と雑誌のニュースサイト/リテラ (in Japanese). Retrieved 2017-08-17.

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