Usa Shrine


2859 Minamiusa, Usa-shi, Ōita-ken
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About this sight

Usa Shrine was founded around 8th century, also well known for second ancestral temple after Ise shrine. Usa shrine is the head shrine of thousands of shrines across Japan that are dedicated to Hachiman, the god of archery and war, who has also been identified with the legendary 15th emperor of Japan, Emperor Ojin. This Emperor Ojin was pretty smart, at that time he imported other cultures and industries and promoted the creation of a new country. This is also why this Usa Shrine is revered from the Imperial family. Also Usa shrine is well known for the birthplace of Shinto × Buddhism, each culture and faith combined and has left its unique × beautifulness to festivals, buildings, treasures etc.