Tonogohachiman Shrine

Tonogohachiman Shrine

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

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Name Tonogohachiman Shrine
"遠野郷八幡宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 23-19, Matsuzakichoshiraiwa, Toono-shi, Iwate, Japan
"岩手県遠野市松崎町白岩23-19" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Tono I.C. on the Kamaishi Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0198-62-2647

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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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