Iwashimizu Hachiman-gū, Yawata

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Iwashimizu Hachiman-gū is a Shinto shrine in the city of Yawata in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.HistoryThe shrine's Heian period connections with the Kyoto and the Imperial family date from its founding in 859 called Iwashimizu Hachimangū-ji dedicated to Buddhism as much as to kami worship.The shrine became the object of Imperial patronage during the early Heian period. In 965, Emperor Murakami ordered that Imperial messengers were sent to report important events to the guardian kami of Japan. These heihaku were initially presented to 16 shrines including the Ōharano Shrine.The shrine's importance and influence grew in succeeding centuries; and its extensive landholdings led to modest conflicts with Minamoto no Yoritomo during the years in which the Kamakura shogunate was establishing itself. The shrine sought to maintain its traditional exemption from contributing to paying the costs of military forces. In time, the bakufu faded away; and the shrine endured.
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  • Has sent every custodian of the shrine family living in New York every year, this year anyway, specially because is misfortune except head temple, Gaya mountain rendaiji and God I worship at the shrine shamoto, suddenly went on a good-luck charm trip to Kyoto. Okayama, arriving in the morning. Highlight a different place because arrival follow the signs. Parked at the parking lot next to the gate one (1,500 yen). Otokoyama cable station. in mechanical cable station parking lot on the way is ¥ 1,000, ¥ 600 (free, did not). Cable (400 Yen round trip) on top, and pretty large parking lot to the Summit. Signs, but unfriendly (climb alone, at 3,800 yen was unnecessary). But in the new CS being aired on television and we saw was in good. Hamaya treasure's headquarters before a giant was standing 2. And lookouts on the way back from, tanizaki Junichiro's literary monument to views of Kyoto City.
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  • The main building is designated as a National Treasure a couple of years ago. This is the home of "Hachiman" shrines which spreads all over Japan. I bought a good luck charm years ago and it was so po...  more »
  • Yawata-Shi station of Keihan railway cable man mountain mountains on the transfer from the train station in a 15-minute walk will arrive from. As three major Hachiman in Japan-one, as is full of attractions. Nokyo-sho bag is so cute, so I just bought.
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  • It is a beautiful place full of history!
  • Hiking in Yawata City
  • You can enjoy a pleasant short hike up the mountain.
  • Last Saturday (January 24), it was such a fine day here in Kyoto, that I couldn’t resist biking to the Yawata area of Kyoto and pay a visit to the Iwashimizu Hachiman-gū shrine (石清水八幡宮) on Mt. Otokoyama (男山). Although it was near the end of January many people were still coming to the shrine to celebrate Hatsumōde (初詣). As I entered the shrine grounds, sacred kagura music was being played, while a shrine maiden or Miko performed a purification ceremony. She was purifying Hamaya arrows. They are “demon-breaking arrows” and many people bought them to ward off misfortune and attract good luck. In the other hand she was holding a Kagura suzu or “divine entertainment bells”, while the flute and drum accompanied her. Iwashimizu Hachiman-gū is like a fortress on a hill with a scenic view of the Yawata area. The shrine was founded in 859 by the monk Gyōkyō (行教) and is dedicated to “Hachiman” the god of war. The present Honden (本殿) was built by the third shogun, Tokugawa Iemitsu, in 1634. Many Emperors and Shogun’s visited here to pray for success in the many battles they fought. Until this day the Iwashimizu Hachiman-gū is one of the three most important Hachiman shrines in Japan. It was also the head shrine of the Minamoto clan. Minamoto no Yorinobu, in 1046 as governor of Kawachi, began worship at the Iwashimizu Hachiman-gū Shrine. Iwashimizu Hachiman-gū has an interesting connection to the life and work of Thomas Edison, who used bamboo collected from the groves at the shrine by his assistant William H. Moore to make filaments for his first electric light bulb in 1880. After visiting the shrine don’t forget to visit the observatory to get a splendid view of the Yawata area.
  • It is counted in the three major Hachiman great Hachiman shrine. It is said when the capital was located in Kyoto, the Oracle of the God Hachiman enshrined in this area. Influence of the Termini or helpful, not so many visitors, so look carefully. Through the main gate, appear in front of me is a magnificent treasure of Hachiman is. Using the cable car bottom station, you can reach near the shrine. Nokyo-sho-original nokyo-sho book.
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