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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

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The guardian shrine of Kamakura shogunate government in the medieval period

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is located in Kamakyra city where was the Kamakura shogunate government capital in the medieval period. It is only about one hour from Tokyo statoin to Kamakura statoin by train, the place is popular to feel the old Japanese culture handy for the people living Tokyo also the tourist visiting Tokyo. The Setsudo festival is famous that is held in August 7 - 9, lanterns designed by celebrities or artists are displayed in the shrine site.

History

The Samurai Minamoto Yoriyoshi returned from a rebellion suppression in Tohoku area. He thanked his family's guardian deity Hachiman and enshrined the deity in Kamakura. After Minamoto clan established a shogunate government there and built a shrine to enshrine deity properly as a guardian of shogunate government. Even Kamakura shogunate government was ruined following shogunate government kept enshrined the deity as a guardian of Samurai.

Deities Enshrined

Hachiman (Emperor Oujin, Hime-gami, Empress Jingu)

*Hachiman is the deity consisted by the three deities above.

Blessing

Peace and prosperity in the household

Certain victory

Foundation

Kenkyu 2(1191 A.D)

Location

2-1-31 Yukinoshita, Kamakura, Kanagawa

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