Osaki Hachimangu Shrine

Osaki Hachimangu Shrine

Explore Osaki Hachimangu today

Through VR visit areas deep within the shrine, normally off-limits for public access.

Events

Fire Festival

January 1

Kagura Sacred Music and Dance

September

Portable Shrine Procession

September

About

Osaki Hachimangu's rich culture

Experience Japan's Traditional Culture at Osaki Hachimangu

There are three deities enshrined at Osaki Hachimangu Shrine: the 15th Emperor Ojin (200-310), the 14th Emperor Chuai (149-200) and his Empress Jingu (169-269).

During the Heian period (794-1185), the Shogun Sakanoue no Tamuramaro was sent to subdue the tribes in north-east Japan and founded a Hachimangu shrine in Iwate Prefecture in AD801.

The Deity's Blessing

The feudal lord Date Masamune and the people of his domain were devoted to the kami deities of Osaki Hachimangu. They believed that the kami protected them against evil, brought them success and good fortune, as well as ensuring safe childbirth.

The kami are believed to protect the north-easterly direction which was important in Eastern divination, and to be the protective guardians of people born in the Years of the Dog and the Boar.