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Usa Hachimangu Shrine
Usa-jingū (宇佐神宮), also known as Usa Hachiman-gū (宇佐八幡宮), is a Shinto shrine in the city of Usa in Ōita Prefecture; Emperor Ojin, who was deified as Hachiman-jin is said to be enshrined in all the sites dedicated to him; and the first and earliest of these was at Usa in the early 8th century. The Usa-jingū has long been the recipient of Imperial patronage and is considered second only to that of Ise.

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