• Kyodo


A shrine in the town of Takahara, Miyazaki Prefecture, has filed a suit against a nearby souvenir shop for selling lucky charms under a name that could be interpreted as having links with the shrine.

The lawsuit, filed with the Miyazaki District Court, alleges the Hakuryu Jinja (White Dragon Shrine) souvenir shop located along the path to Kasumi Jinja Shrine gives the impression it is linked to the shrine.

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