Kochi Prefecture's 'Sugi-no-Osugi'

Majestic 3000-year-old giant cedar trees in Shikoku

 By Sandra Isaka   Nov 21, 2015

Deep in the countryside of Shikoku is 'Sugi-no-Osugi', which is actually a pair of 3000-year-old trees, 'Minami Osugi' and 'Kita Osugi'. Their roots are joined, so they are also called 'Meoto Sugi', or the wedded cedar. The trees are said to have been planted by Susano-o-Mikoto, one of the brothers of Amaterasu, the Goddess of the Sun. They sit within the grounds of Yasaka Jinja, a small shrine related to Kyoto's famous one of the same name.

Photography by Sandra Isaka
Japan Travel Member

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