Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine

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Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine

The origins of the Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine date the time of the EmperorNintoku(313-399), when he requested Prince Takefurukuma no mikoto to subjugate themonster Sukuna, an incredible beast with 2 heads, 4 arms and 4 legs. Beforeundertaking his task, the warrior enshrined his father, the Emperor Ohjin, as thedeity of this shrine and prayed for the success of his mission.
In 1683, through the benefaction of Lord Kanamori, the shrine was enlarged and officially established for the protection of the town. More than 1.5 million peoplevisit the shrine annually.
The Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine has received special permission to keep fourof eleven Autumn Festival Floats alternately on display in the Festival Floats Exhibition Hall for visitors who cannot ne in Takayama at the time of the festival.

The Annual Festival is held on October 9th and 10th.