Osakihachiman Shrine

Osakihachiman Shrine

Osakihachiman Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Miyagi prefecture in Tohoku 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.

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Name Osakihachiman Shrine
"大崎八幡宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 4-6-1, Hachiman, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi, Japan
"宮城県仙台市青葉区八幡4-6-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the sendai-miyagi I.C. on the tohoku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 022-234-3606

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Hudoki

Fudoki (風土記) are ancient reports on provincial culture, geography, and oral tradition presented to the reigning monarchs of Japan, also known as local gazetteers. They contain agricultural, geographical, and historical records as well as mythology and folklore. Fudoki manuscripts also document local myths, rituals, and poems that are not mentioned in the Kojiki and the Nihon Shoki chronicles, which are the most important literature of the ancient national mythology and history. In the course of national unification, the imperial court enacted a series of criminal and administrative codes called ritsury? and surveyed the provinces established by such codes to exert greater control over them.

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