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The Kawayu 12 Yakushi

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The Kawayu 12 Yakushi
These are the guardian deities of Kawayu Onsen and have been widely venerated since ancient times.
Prayers for recovery from neuralgia and intestinal diseases are said to be efficacious.
During the annual festival on January 12, a thick rope of twisted rice straw is hung across the river and decorated with handmade paperware hangings from each household in a prayer for good health.

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