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Legendary bird attracts tourists to Japan shrine

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Tourists with the statue of Yatagarasu perched atop a mailbox which is popular with young people who like posting photos and videos of it on Instagram.

Tanabe, Japan

VISITORS to Kumano Hongu Taisha shrine will spot numerous statues and other depictions of a three-legged crow called Yatagarasu.

According to legend, Yatagarasu serves Susano no mikoto, a Shinto deity enshrined in Kumano Hongu, and guided Emperor Jinmu and his troops

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