Kehi Jingu Shrine in Tsuruga, Fukui prefecture, is the icon of the city. It has been called 'Kei-san (not Kehi-san)' and loved by local people for centuries. Originally built in 702, it was burnt down many times by wars and fire, and the current shrine buildings were all reconstructed after WWII except for the red torii gate at the entrance. This torii is the third tallest wooden torii in Japan. Built in 1645, it still stands strong and welcomes visitors with its magnificence. For other information about this shrine, please refer to the links below.
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I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The historical places where people lived, loved, suffered, and fought - places where I can still hear their heartbeats - mesmerize me. I'd like to retrace the footsteps of the people who lived in Japan a long long time ago, and introduce to you what they left behind on this soil.