Chouna-Hajimeshiki (First Construction Ceremony) at Tsurugaoka-Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura, Kanagawa
4th January, 2019 | at Tsurugaoka-Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura, Kanagawa
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is Kamakura's most important shrine. It was founded by Minamoto Yoriyoshi in 1063, and enlarged and moved to its current site in 1180 by Minamoto Yoritomo, the founder and first shogun of the Kamakura government.
The shrine is dedicated to Hachiman, the patron god of the Minamoto family and of the samurai in general. The deified spirits of the ancient Emperor Ojin who has been identified with Hachiman, Hime-gami and Empress Jingu are enshrined at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. official website ›› http://www.tsurugaoka-hachimangu.jp/