Kotohiki Hachimangū (琴弾八幡宮) is a Shinto shrine in Kan'onji, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. Located within Kotohiki Park, itself part of the Setonaikai National Park, there is an aetiological legend that sees the god Hachiman appearing to the eighth-century monk Nisshō Shōnin while he was playing a koto on board ship. The legend is depicted in the Sanuki-no-kuni Shippōzan Hachiman Kotobikigū engi, records that are an Important Cultural Property of the city.[1][2] As a result of the enforced separation of Buddhism and Shinto during the Meiji period, the enshrined image of Amida Nyorai was transferred to nearby Kannon-ji.[3] There is a lively annual festival.[4]

Kotohiki Hachimangū
Torii of Kotohiki Hachimangū
DeityEmperor Ōjin
Empress Jingū
TypeHachiman shrine
Location1-1 Yahata-chō 1-chōme, Kan'onji Kagawa
Kotohiki Hachimangū is located in Japan
Kotohiki Hachimangū
Shown within Japan
Geographic coordinates34°07′54″N 133°38′52″E / 34.131613°N 133.647799°E / 34.131613; 133.647799
Date established703
Glossary of Shinto

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ Miyata, Taisen (2006). The 88 Temples of Shikoku Island, Japan. Koyasan Buddhist Temple, Los Angeles. pp. 123f.
  2. ^ "List of Cultural Properties in Kan'onji City". Kan'onji City. Archived from the original on 20 February 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
  3. ^ Hirahata Yoshio (2010). Shikoku henro (in Japanese). Manganji Kyōkabu. p. 218.
  4. ^ "Kotohiki Hachimangū Daisai / Kannon-ji Chōsa Matsuri". Chōsa Matsuri. Retrieved 8 February 2012.