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Jul 1, 2011

Sōja, Okayama

If you have been following this blog for long enough, you know that, last August, we went on a train trip to Okayama prefecture using only local trains.

The photos from this trip are long overdue, so here is a selection from one of the stops during this trip, Sōja, a small town North of Okayama City.

We stopped there to visit Sōja shrine, which apparently gave its name to the town. It was a small but very nice shrine.


As in all shrines in Japan, there was an interesting collection of wooden prayer tablets (or Ema, 絵馬).


After visiting the shrine we went for a walk around town. The weather was very wet, but the area is lovely and was well worth the efforts.

And to finish things off, here is a video filmed around the shrine (with my old, not-so-good camcorder, sorry about that).

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