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Japan Women National Soccer Team visits Kumano

Eiji Ueda, the president of Japan Women’s Soccer organization visited Kumano Hongu Taisha on May 28, to pray for their victory at the Women's Soccer World Cup being held in German this summer.


On May 27th they visited the other two Kumano grand shrines.

The symbol of the Japan national soccer association is the sacred Yatagarasu, a three legged crow, which is also the symbol of Kumano.


The soccer association has been praying at the Kumano Sanzan every year since the World Cup was held in France in 1998.

We wish the Japan National Women's Soccer team good luck at the upcoming tournament!

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