"...any being whatsoever which possesses some eminent quality out of the ordinary, and is awe-inspiring, is called Kami.”
Kanagawa-ken, Yokohama-shi, Isogo-ku, 杉田町5-2-1
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December 26, 2018
Said to have been founded in August 1063 by Minamoto Yoshiie along with the foundation of Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū in Kamakura by his father Yoriyoshi. This was to commemorate their victory in the Early Nine Years War in the northern Mutsu Province. In 1192 Minamoto Yoritomo presented the shrine with land in what was then known as Kuraki district (久良岐郡). In the Edo period the shrine came to be recognized as the tutelary deity for Sugita village and was rebuilt in 1674. . In 1873 village shrine ranking; was given, followed in
From Merged Shrines
Inari JInja 稲荷神社
Annual Festival: August 25
due course by Shinsen-heihakuryō-kyōshin-jinja designation. The current main hall dates to 1968.
There is not a lot to see at this Hachiman-gū. Its most interesting feature is the pair of koma-inu situated directly in front of the main hall, which, until the shinbutsu bunri belonged to the shrine's betto-ji, Myōkan-ji. They were carved in 1693, and were designated as tangible cultural properties by Yokohama city in 1989.
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