Object name:
Miyake Hachimangū


Added by:
Sarah Miller

Add date:
2020-12-08 10:59

Object description

Miyake-Hachimangū is a Shinto shrine, in Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The shrine is famous for worship to beneficial to children, such as baby colic, academic achievement, safe delivery of childbirth. Because Mushi was thought to cause baby colic, the shrine also has worship for power to expel Mushi. Therefore the shrine is so-called Mushi-hachiman. Recently, many pieces of large size of  Ema was excavated, that represent worship to expel Mushi, and the Ema were designated to National Folk Cultural Properties.

Miyake Hachimangū

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