National Geographic : 1933 Mar
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE THE PIGEONS AROUND JAPANESE SHRINES HAVE MANY FRIENDS On holidays and at special festivals people come in hundreds to the shrines to worship and to enjoy an outing with their children. A courtyard at the Nanko Jinja, a Shinto shrine in Kobe dedi cated to the renowned warrior of the 14th century, Kusunoki Masashige. (0 National Geographic Society Finlay Photographs by W. Robert Moore PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE EMPEROR KWAMMU, FOUNDER OF KYOTO On October 22 each year the former capital city performs the Jidai Matsuri, a pageant which portrays the highlights of its history from its founding A. D. 794 until the Meiji Restoration of 1868. A Shinto priest is performing the opening rites before the sacred palanquin in which the spirit of Emperor Kwammu is supposed to ride. The $750,000 City Hall is in the background.