Hachiman shrine ( is a 八幡神社 Hachiman Jinja, also Hachiman-gū () 八幡宮 ) ? Shinto shrine dedicated to kami Hachiman. It is the second most numerous type of Shinto shrine after those dedicated to [1 ] Inari (see Inari Shrine). [1 ]
Originally the name was read
Yawata or Yahata, a reading still used in some cases. Many towns and cities incorporating the names Hachiman, Yawata or Yahata grew around these shrines.
Famous Hachiman shrines [ edit ]
The following four shrines are often grouped into groups of three, either as Usa-Iwashimizu-Hakozaki or Usa-Iwashimizu-Tsurugaoka, and both of these groupings are known as the Three Major Hachiman Shrines of Japan (三大八幡宮).
Other notable Hachiman shrines [ edit ]
Hakodate Hachiman Shrine 函館八幡宮 ( Hakodate, Hokkaido)
Hatogamine Hachiman Shrine 鳩峰八幡神社 ( Tokorozawa, Saitama)
Morioka Hachiman Shrine 盛岡八幡宮 ( Morioka, Iwate)
Ōsaki Hachiman Shrine 大崎八幡宮 ( Sendai, Miyagi)
Shiroyama Hachiman-gū, Nagoya
Tomioka Hachiman Shrine 富岡八幡宮 ( Koto, Tokyo)
Tamukeyama Hachiman Shrine 手向山八幡宮 (near Todaiji, Nara)
Umi Hachiman Shrine 宇美八幡宮 ( Umi, Fukuoka)
Ōmiya Hachiman Shrine (Tokyo) 大宮八幡宮 ( Suginami, Tokyo)
Ōmiya Hachiman Shrine (Hyōgo) 大宮八幡宮 ( Miki, Hyōgo)
Ōshio Hachiman Shrine 大塩八幡宮 ( Echizen, Fukui) Hachiman Shrine (
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands)
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b Motegi, Sadazumi. "Shamei Bunpu (Shrine Names and Distributions)" (in Japanese). Encyclopedia of Shinto . Retrieved 23 March 2010.
External links [ edit ]