Mount Kurama

Mount Kurama
Kuramadera upon the mountain.

Mount Kurama

Mount Kurama (鞍馬山) is located towards the northern end of Kyoto and has the temple of Kuramadera upon its slopes, founded in 796AD.

The mountain itself is 584 metres high and the Hi Matsuri (Torch Festival) is held here every year in October.1

A group of Tengu are said to live upon this mountains, the specific group of them known as the Sojono Clan.2


1. Kodansha. (1993) ”Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia”. Tokyo: Kodansha Ltd.
2. Yoda, H & Alt, M. (2008) “Yokai Attack: The Japanese Monster Survival Guide” Tokyo: Kodansha International Ltd.

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