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The Path of Nene

That is the actual name of the main cobbled street to which this narrow path leads to.

 

It is named after Nene, who was no other than the wife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, one badass Japanese warrior who effectively put an end to the Sengoku period of Japan. Also known as the "warring states period" (which as you know, was pretty much like a bloody -battle royale- that had almost all Japanese warlords fighting against each other throughout two centuries).

 

After Hideyoshi died, Nene became a nun and adopted the name of "Kodai-in" and in 1605 she founded the temple of Kodai-ji, which is located next to this road.

 

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Taken on March 14, 2010