Chiriku Hachiman-gū

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Chiriku Hachiman-gū

Chiriku Hachiman-gū (千栗八幡宮), also known as Chiriku Hachiman jinja (千栗八幡神社),[1] is a Japanese Shinto shrine in Miyaki, Saga Prefecture.

History[change | change source]

Chiriku Hachiman-gū[2] was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Hizen Province. It is a chief shrine of Saga Prefecture and Nagasaki Prefecture.[3]

In 1940, the shrine was recognized in the system of State Shinto. It was among the ranked, nationally significant shrines or Kokuhei Shōsha (国幣小社) which included 50 sanctuaries.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. The name of the shrine is sometimes romanized as Chikuru.
  2. "Hachiman Shinkō," Encyclopedia of Shinto; retrieved 2012-8-24.
  3. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3; retrieved 2012-8-20.
  4. List of Kankokuheisha (官国幣社), p. 3; retrieved 2012-8-24.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Chiriku Hachimangū at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 33°33′N 130°47′E / 33.550°N 130.783°E / 33.550; 130.783