Torii at Umi Hachimangū
|Deity|| Emperor Ōjin |
|Location||1-1-1, Umi, Umi |
Umi Hachimangū (宇美八幡宮) is a Shinto shrine located in Umi, Fukuoka prefecture, Japan. It is dedicated to Emperor Ōjin, Empress Jingū, Tamayori-bime, Sumiyoshi sanjin and Izanagi.
The shrine is venerated as the legendary place where Empress Jingū safely gave birth to the future Emperor Ōjin, and is still patroned by those praying for safe childbirth and smooth child rearing.
The cluster of giant camphor trees called Kada’s Forest(including the two old camphors that have been deemed Natural Treasures, "Yufuta’s Forest" and "Kinukake’s Forest").
Emperor Chūai, also known as Tarashinakatsuhiko no Sumeramikoto (足仲彦天皇) was the 14th Emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Both the Kojiki, and the Nihon Shoki record events that took place during Chūai's alleged lifetime. Chūai is the first monarch to ascended the throne who was not a son of the previous Emperor as the latter's only child died young. He is also noted for having his capital in Kyushu, rather than Yamato like his predecessors. The records state that Chūai had a wife named Okinagatarashihime-no-Mikoto, and 2 consorts that all bore him 4 children.
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