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今宮 Imamiya Shrine (Shingu Shrine)

Updated: Jan 18, 2020

Imamiya Shrine is located at 雪ノ下2-16-25, about a five minute walk north of Hachimangu Shrine.  There at the end of the road you will find a pleasant little shrine among large cedar trees. The stone historical marker is on the right and it reads:

In 1239, there were fights and altercations in the streets of Kamakura, and on May 25, a riot broke out.  Emperor Go-Toba-in’s anger for having had to die washed up on Oki Island was the cause of these riots.

In April of 1247, a shrine was built at the western foot of Daijin Mountain and the spirits of Go-Toba-in, Juntoku-in and Asano Nagakata were invited to occupy this place.  This shrine is called Imamiya, and also written as Shingu.

Erected in March of 1929 by the Kamakura Seinendan Young Adult Association.


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