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  1. Konno Hachimangu Shrine

    Travel Konno Hachimangu Shrine

    Kon’nō Hachimangū (金王八幡宮) is a Shinto shrine just a stone's throw from Shibuya Station. Founded in 1092 by the Shibuya clan who gave their name to the modern-day Tokyo ward, it was built right inside of what once was Shibuya Castle. History In 1051, Kawasaki Motoie (河崎基家), a descendant of the...
  2. Hachiman

    Religion Hachiman

    Hachiman - the God of Archery and War Hachiman (八幡神 Hachiman-jin or Yahata no kami) is a popular Shintō deity who protects warriors and generally looks after the well-being of the community. Since the Heian Period (794-1185), he was identified as the deified spirit of the legendary fifteenth...
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