Founded in 545 A.D., this long-standing shrine boasts over a thousand years of history.
Enshrined here are godhead Okinagatarashihime-no-mikoto, or Empress Jingu, and several other Important Cultural Properties of Japan such as the wooden figure of Jingu on a Fighting Bull.
There is a traditional event held here still carried out in the form it was done in the early days. Especially, Kuwashionomai Kamizumo – only held once very four summers – is something to be witnessed. The festivity features dancing wood carvings of their deity and Sumo tournament with origins dating back to the Kamakura period.
Oirokashi also is another event taking place here on August 6th and the 7th every year. The shrine gets a make-over with beautiful patterns and colors of outerwear for their deities hung throughout the Shinto sanctuary during this period.
|Address||871-0802 353-1 Koinumaru, Yoshitomi, Chikujo District, Fukuoka Prefecture|
Hachimankohyo Shrine Office
|Closed when the kannushi is out.|
|Access||15 min-walk from JR Yoshitomi Station.|
|Times Available||Sunrise to Sunset|
|Genre||Shrines and Temples (History and Culture)|
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