Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Kyoto prefecture in Kinki district. The shrine is dedicated to Emperor Ohjin ( legendary emperor worshipped as god of military arts ). This shrine is famous for the main hall designated as a national treasure.
More Details (Japanese Site)
|Name||Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine
"岩清水八幡宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||30, Yawatatakabo, Yawata-shi, Kyoto, Japan
"京都府八幡市八幡高坊３０" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||15-minute drive from the Kumiyama-Yodo I.C. on the Keiji By-pass.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
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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