Hakodategokoku Shrine

Hakodategokoku Shrine

Hakodategokoku Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Hokkaido prefecture in Hokkaido district. The shrine is dedicated to the war dead ( ”Eirei” in Japanese ).

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Name Hakodategokoku Shrine
"函館護国神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 9-23 Aoyagi-cho, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido, Japan
"北海道函館市青柳町9-23" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5 minutes by taxi from JR Hakodate Station.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0138-23-0950

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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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