A hut site from the Jomon era (8,000 BC) was unearthed at the Yoyogi grounds in 1950. A model of such a hut is now on view ... More
Yoyogi Hachimangu Shrine
A hut site from the Jomon era (8,000 BC) was unearthed at the Yoyogi grounds in 1950. A model of such a hut is now on view while some of the excavated pieces are exhibited in the main temple hall. The shrine was founded by a retainer of Minamoto no Yoritomo, after a dream of his in which an auspicious mirror appeared. The Minamoto family is associated with Hachimangu shrines.
The garden is reminiscent of Kyoto and predates the buildings in the compound. The landscaping is attributed to Kobori Enshu,
a renowned master. There is the ubiquitous heart shaped pond, stocked with turtles and carp and a teahouse removed ...
A millennium ago so the legend goes, the Hirokuma brothers found the statue of Kannon (the Bodhisattva of Mercy the
deity alleged to have great powers in purifying people and granting them true happiness) in their fishing nets, and ...
This perfect example of Shinto architecture muted colors and spare lines was opened in 1920 to commemorate the death of
Emperor Meiji in 1912. Surrounded by 72 hectares (178 acres) of shady trees and the various Japanese flora of ...
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