Shinto Love God

I’m kicking myself for not using this as a filler post a couple of weeks back when it was Easter:

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This is from one of the shrines at Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto– the temple with the gigantic wooden platform looking out over the city. The sign at the lower right identifies it:

This stuatue is called “okuninushino-mikoto.”

A Japanese god who is in charge of love and good matches

The rabbit beside him is a messenger of the god.

Emmy grumbles that the divine rabbit has a certain Donnie Darko quality to it, but I think she’s just jealous that she doesn’t have a four-foot-high bunny to play with.

Comments

  1. #1 asad
    April 25, 2008

    Plus, the bunny’s not made of cheese.