• Kyodo


Eleven shrines in Awaji, Hyogo Prefecture, were hit by graffiti vandals from Tuesday to Wednesday and police suspect the same party was behind each case.

The Awaji Police Department said the graffiti were first discovered at Izanagi Jingu Shrine on Tuesday afternoon. The daily Asahi Shimbun reported that a shinto priest noticed two kanji scribbles in red ink on a wall of a shrine structure.

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