2015-07-21

Hachiman legends

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Legends about Hachiman Shrines 八幡宮 / 八幡神社

The Warrior Deity Hachiman 八幡神, deifiction of Emperor Oojin 応神天皇 Ojin Tenno,
is quite popular in Japan and there are many shrines in his name. Another reading of the Chinese characters is YAHATA or YAWATA.

Today there are approximately 30,000 Hachimangū shrines nationwide, with the head shrine at
Usa Hachimangū 宇佐八幡宮 Usa Hachimangu in Ōita.



The dove (hato) in the shrine name board as hachi 八 .
The dove is the messenger of Emperor Ojin (Hachiman).
. Warrior Deity Hachiman 八幡神 .


. 八幡大菩薩 Hachiman Daibosatsu Legends .


. hato 鳩  dove, pidgeon legends .
amulets of many Hachiman shrines




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Because as Emperor Ōjin he was an ancestor of the Minamoto clan, Hachiman became the tutelary kami (氏神 ujigami) of the Minamoto samurai clan.

. Minamoto no Yoshiie Hachimantaro 源八幡太郎義家 (1039 - 1106) .
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- 17 legends to explore -

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.................................................................. Aomori 青森県 ....................................................................

七戸町 Shichinohe / Hachinohe

八幡大明神 Hachiman Daimyojin

延元3(1338)年、春、東南方から一条の光りがたなびいてそれが夜な夜な光り輝くので、西野孫左衛門が登って確かめ、一本の鏑矢を発見して持ち帰った。すると、その子孫四郎が託宣を得、岳の頂上に祀って、雄岳の名を八幡岳と改めたのだと言う。


.................................................................. Gifu 愛知県 ....................................................................

. Hachiman Jinja 八幡神社 - 下呂町 Gero Hot Spring .



.................................................................. Kagawa 香川県 ....................................................................

高松市 Takamatsu

Hachimanguu八幡宮 Hachiman-Gu

細川右馬頭頼之が予州の河野を攻めるとき、石清尾八幡宮に祈願すると、神殿の扉からひとつがいの山鳩が飛び出て戦い、東の山鳩が勝った。この後、頼之は四国を平定した。



.................................................................. Kyoto 京都府 ....................................................................

近衛殿が鳩を10羽放生したが、田地を荒らすと地下が訴訟し、鳩を八幡へ送った。ところが翌日にはすべて元の場所へ戻った。

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亀岡市 Kameoka

kengeki no hibiki 剣戟の響 sound of sword fighting
At the shrine 鍬山神社 Kuwayama Jinja the deity 八幡大明神 Hachiman Daimyojin was newly venerated, but on that night there was rumbling in the earth and strong wind and the sound of sword fighting could be heard. Next morning the dead body of a dove and a usagi 兎 rabbit were found o the ground. It seemed the two deities had been fighting all night.
So they decided to build a new shrine for the Hachiman deity.

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Built in 709, Kuwayama Jinja was long protected by the feudal lords of Kameyama Castle.
It honors the Shinto God credited with creating the Tamba region in which Kameoka is located. The area where Kameoka sits now was once a lake. It is said that a Shinto God dug a path through the mountains with a hoe, which drained the lake and became the Hozugawa River. This shrine is named after that act (in Japanese, kuwa means "hoe" and yama means "mountain").
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Kamigaichi-22-2 Kamiyadacho, Kameoka, Kyoto
- 鍬山宮 : 大巳貴神<おおなむちのかみ>(大国主神) Daikoku (rabbit)
- 八幡宮 : 応神天皇(誉田別尊><ほむだわけのみこと> Ojin (dove)




.................................................................. Tokyo 東京 Edo ..............................................................

江東区 Koto ward

. Hachiman Sha 八幡社 .

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新宿区 Shinjuku

. 八幡大菩薩 Hachiman Daibosatsu Legends .

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yokai database 妖怪データベース
- - - - - Hachimangu 八幡宮 61 entries
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- - - - - Hachiman Jinja 八幡神社 36 entries
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- - - - - 八幡岳 Hachiman 162 entries
八幡岳 / 八幡様 / 八幡蛍 / 八幡田
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. minwa 民話 folktales / densetsu 伝説 Japanese Legends .
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- Yookai 妖怪 Yokai Monsters of Japan -
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