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James Blake Wiener
published on 12 January 2018

The Arashiyama "Sacred Grove" or bamboo forest is located in Arashiyama, Japan. Arashiyama and the adjoining Sagano area first became popular during the Heian period when courtiers and the imperial family sought privacy and seclusion away from Kyoto. It contains several ancient and medieval bridges, temples, and shrines today.

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About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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APA Style

Wiener, J. B. (2018, January 12). Arashiyama Sacred Grove. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

Chicago Style

Wiener, James Blake. "Arashiyama Sacred Grove." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 12, 2018.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Arashiyama Sacred Grove." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 12 Jan 2018. Web. 06 Feb 2023.