Konnohachiman Shrine

Konnohachiman Shrine

Konnohachiman Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Tokyo metropolis in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Emperor Ohjin ( legendary emperor worshipped as god of military arts ).

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Name Konnohachiman Shrine
"金王八幡宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 5-12 Shibuya 3-chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
"東京都渋谷区渋谷3丁目5-12" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 4-minute drive from the Shibuya I.C. on the Shuto Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0533-93-2001

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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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