Tsurugaoka hachimangu shrine and a big ginko tree
452 HACHIMAN TEMPLE AT KAMAKURA
[ID] 291กกกก( ID:291 )
[Photographer] Ogawa,Kazumasa
[Album] Ogawa,Kazumasa (Album)
[Place] Kamakura
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 268x207
[Cabinet] 7-15-0
[Keyword] shrine/historic sites/flowers and trees

The Hachiman Shinto Shrine and great ginkgo trees. Hachiman Shrine was first built in Yuigahama by Minamoto Yoriyoshi in 1063, but later it was moved to the present site at Mt. Kita by the Shogun Yoritomo. It became the guardian of Kamakura. The Shogun Sanetomo is said to have been assassinated by Kugyo in 1219 under the gigantic gingko tree to the left.(This shrine is designated as a natural monument by Kanagawa prefecture.)