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Himekoso Shrine Himekoso Shrine
The shrine is dedicated to a big name god (Engishiki Daimyoujin Taisha) and is listed in the engishiki book of shrine names. Four gods are worshipped, including Shitateruhime no Mikoto. The origin of the shrine is very old as Shitateruhime no Mikoto was worshipped on Akume Mountain in 28BC. In 607, when the figure of the god was moved to the main shrine, the Emperor honored the ceremony with his presence. In 859, the rank of the shrine was raised.
Due to the fires of the Battle of Ishiyama in 1570, the shrine moved to its current location. It houses the guardian deity of the old Kohashi Village, and owns many cultural assets. One can learn the history of the culture of Naniwa (Osaka) from this shrine.
Location: 3-8-14 Higashiobase, Higashinari-ku
Yasaka Shrine Yasaka Shrine
This shrine houses the guardian deity of old Nakamichi Village, dedicated to Susanoo no Mikoto. It originated when Fujiwara no Michinaga established a second house in this place and worshipped here. They say that local people rebuilt the main hall of the shrine in 1166 and moved it to its current location in 1584. The original name of the shrine was Gozutenno Hakusangongen, but it was changed to Yasaka Shrine in 1872.
Location: 4-8-20 Nakamichi, Higashinari-ku
Hachioji Shrine Hachioji Shrine
Enshrining the guardian deity of old Honjo Village, this shrine is dedicated to four gods, including Hachioji Ookami. The shrine is said to have been created in the third year of Emperor Ojin's reign (around 4th century), and Emperor Kotoku (early 7th century) presented it with a pair of stone guardian dogs. It was known as Hachioji Inari Shrine, or "Tsubaki no gu" (the camellia shrine). In 1872, its name was changed to Kudara Shrine. In 1909, it incorporated Yatsurugi Shrine, which housed the guardian deity of old Nishiimazato Village, and became Hachioji Shrine.
Location: 4-2-48 Nakamoto, Higashinari-ku
The Grand Shrine at Kumano The Grand Shrine at Kumano
Home of the guardian deities of old Oimazato Village and dedicated to two gods, including Izanagi no Mikoto, this shrine is said to have originated in 587. At the time of the Battle of Ishiyama (1570), fires destroyed the shrine, but it was rebuilt and since the Genna Era (early 17th century), the shrine was customarily visited by castellans for Osaka Castle when they were inaugurated and inspected their territory. It was formerly called Kumanogongen, but in 1872, the current name was instituted. In 1911, it incorporated Yatsurugi Shrine, with the guardian deity of old Higashiimazato Village.
Location: 4-16-48 Oimazato, Higashinari-ku
Fukae Inari Shrine Fukae Inari Shrine
This is the guardian shrine of old Fukae Village, dedicated to three gods, including Uga no Mitama no Kami. It is said to have been created in the early 8th century and Toyotomi Hideyori is believed to have remodeled the shrine pavilions in 1603. The shrine has strong ties with Kasanuibe (sedge hat craft workers) and currently, the precincts are designated as the "Historic Site of Kasanuimura" and the "Place Associated with Fukae Sedge Hat-making" by Osaka Prefecture and Osaka City.
Location: 3-16-17 Fukaeminami, Higashinari-ku



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