Hachimangu Shrine

Hachimangu Shrine

Hachimangu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Aichi prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Emperor Ohjin ( legendary emperor worshipped as god of military arts ).

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Name Hachimangu Shrine
"八幡宮(豊川八幡宮)" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 16, Hongo, Yawatacho, Toyokawa-shi, Aichi , Japan
"愛知県豊川市八幡町本郷16" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Otowa-Gamagori I.C. on the Tomei Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0533-88-3723

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Kojiki

Kojiki (古事記, "Records of Ancient Matters" or "An Account of Ancient Matters"), also known as Furukotofumi, is the oldest extant chronicle in Japan, dating from the early 8th century (711-712) and composed by O no Yasumaro at the request of Empress Genmei. The Kojiki is a collection of myths concerning the origin of the four home islands of Japan, and the Kami. Along with the Nihon Shoki, the myths contained in the Kojiki are part of the inspiration behind many practices. Later, the myths were re-appropriated for Shinto practices including the misogi purification ritual.

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