Friday, April 27, 2012


"I like to take employers that I have had and make them rulers of entire galaxies" Phillip K. Dick
It was 106 feet (32 m) wide by 26 feet (7.9 m) high, with a 75-foot (23 m) stone wall and topped by a ridge-pole. Today, not even a foundation stone of the gate remains. A stone pillar marks the place where it once stood, behind a nondescript shop on Kujō street, west of Route 1 within walking distance from the Heian-period temple Tō-ji. A wooden sign written in Japanese and English explains the history and significance of the gate. The site sits directly next to a small playground. Ichijo-Modoribashi: Here at this haunted bridge a group of late 16th century Christian martyrs had their ears cut off. Nearby is Seimei-Jinja, a Shinto shrine devoted to warding off evil spirits... Kurama-dera: Atop a mountain in northern Kyoto stands this Buddhist temple. Within its grounds is a sanctum where the temple’s followers claim a demon king is enshrined. The spirit is said to have come to Earth from Venus 6 million years ago to control the destiny of the human race...
Kyoto University website

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