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    Miyake Hachimangu Shrine

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    Miyake Hachimangu Shrine

    “Mushi-Hachiman-san” - Well known for its benefit of relieving convulsions for children, commonly called

    Miyake Hachimangu Shrine’s deity is Emperor Ojin (Hachiman Okami), and it has a connection with Ono no Imoko. It is said that this shrine was established by Ono no Imoko, and the legend says that he became sick on the way to ancient capital of China but was cured after praying at Usa Hachimangu Shrine in Oita Prefecture and consequently achieved his engagement. Then afterwards, he made a request to transfer the deity of the shrine to the present location in order to express his gratitude. This shrine is known as a guardian deity for children and its benefit of relieving the convulsions in children as well as deity of extermination of noxious insects. Also the shrine is familiarly called “Mushi Hachiman-san” by local people.

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
    Fujin-gaho,February issue,2012


    Name Miyake Hachimangu Shrine
    Address Kamitakano Miyake-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-781-5003
    Hours Entry gate open): 6:00-18:00 (special prayer: 9:00-15:00)
    Recommended Pigeons are thought to be the messenger of the shrine deity, and many kinds of pigeons (stone statue pegion, wooden votive tablet, etc.) can be seen in the precinct.