Morioka Hachimangu, Morioka

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Morioka Hachimangu is a Shinto shrine in the city of Morioka, Iwate in northern Japan. The shrine is noted for its annual festival on the second Saturday in June, which is famous for the Chagu Chagu Umakko, a horse parade which was recognized in 1978 as an Intangible Folk Cultural Property. In 1996 the sound of the bells of the Chagu Chagu Umakko was selected by the Ministry of the Environment as one of the 100 Soundscapes of Japan. The shrine is also noted for its displays of yabusame horse archery during its annual festival on September 15.HistoryThe Morioka Hachimangū was established in 1062 during the late Heian period when Minamoto no Yoriyoshi brought a bunrei of the Minamoto clan’s tutelary shrine, the Iwashimizu Hachimangū in Kyoto to pray for victory in his campaign against the Abe clan in the Former Nine Years War. It was originally called the Hatomori Hachimangū. The shrine was rebuilt in 1593 by the Nanbu clan to be the protective shrine for Morioka Castle. Under the State Shinto system of shrine ranking from 1871 through 1946, the Morioka Hachimangū was officially designated as a "prefectural shrine". The Edo-period shrine structures burned down in 1884. The present main structure dates from 2006.
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  • After check-in a taxi at the hotel near the train station I visited. Was a cold day, snow remained in the vast grounds, but in the stories of local people's and a mild climate. What is worshipped in question floats the ball all around, and a unique sacred lot is also available. It's pretty good.
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  • Sando has expanded and became a solemn mood. We will worship, nokyo-Sho, the sky is felt.
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  • A very friendly Shrine where everyone feels welcome, even when it is very crowded. Enjoy a leisurely walk around the many buildings in and around the shrine, or visit the special shrine area to ask fo...  more »
  • Visit 1/3. About the effort 1 km were prepared beforehand, but was in quite a jam parking place waiting. May still be stopped quite a number of shrines in the parking lot and induction of staff had been placed throughout, so slowly, gradually into moving traffic from somehow stopped car in about 30 minutes. Environment is quite a crowd. There are many stalls, was very lively. Without the need there are many temporary toilets, waiting was no inconvenience.
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  • Ichinomiya-class large Hachiman shrine is. About screen-printing and enters a not-so-subtle shrine covers a large area will boast. The approach is also building big. Stop by when you come to Morioka. Whats the nokyo-sho book nokyo-sho and the original.
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  • Hatsumode crowded humanitarian level so and become somewhat tender feelings. People in Morioka in the transfer, please try to. 01 / 01 / 2018 thank again this year.
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  • This shrine to pray, when stopped at the shrine next thank you so much I have not clear. It's in order to pray. Impressive trees fiery red autumn season. Beautiful sound of a little bell.
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  • Great! Wide! And, I was surprised. By finding the Office entrance and parking lot research and started heading to the Park. Nursery? I parked in the parking lot adjacent to the left, but it was reversed. While heading to the shrine we meet God of plenty. Take the stamp both of Hachiman Madam is concurrent with Iwate Patriots, if they wish.
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