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"Hot spring Shrine" of ancestral god, guardian angel of Hinagu

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We worship God who gave divine will of hot spring excavation

"Hot spring Shrine" of ancestral god, guardian angel of Hinagu
We worship God who gave divine will of hot spring excavation
 Hot spring is discovered in city Kishima princess oracle which Kyoshi, Rokuro continued praying for, and - - story that sword wound was cured spreads in neighboring villages, and visitors of hot spring cure increase day by day in hot spring of Hinagu, and people come to gather in town of Hinagu.
 Villager erects small shrine (wife of chief zen-priest company) worshiping city Kishima princess saying "let's worship God". It was still simple. It caught a fire later, and we encountered flames of war, and main shrine was established after the change newly several times in the present location. There were many misfortunes like undermentioned column, but we are worshiped by people in Hinagu, and God of hot spring continues being protected and continues up to the present day. Rokuro Shrine worshiping Rokuro later moves to the same precincts.
 "Culture" "civil administration" and stone lantern basket of carved dedication get a lot of looks when we climb stone stairway of 143 steps slowly. Sculpture left in main hall is superior work of Edo period. Gazing off far into preeminence. Bottom is hot spring center of this hot water, place of Rokuro hot spring discovery immediately. The sea approached in old days to there.
 Cityscape spreads toward the sea, and, in dike, port, the top of port, the other side of cross-linked ‥ ‥ sea of motor vehicles roads knows island ‥ ‥ of Amakusa, footprint of development of the town of Hinagu well. These precincts were famous once as place of "marine bioluminescence sightseeing".
 Hinagu Onsen can realize that it is the oldest (it remains in document) under Kumamoto.
 Grave of Rokuro on the Shinto shrine starting point right side.

Hot spring Shrine
Hot spring Shrine

Hot water Festival of the Ox
Hot water Festival of the Ox

Sculpture of ranma of hot spring Shrine
Sculpture of ranma of hot spring Shrine

The change of hot spring Shrine

1409 (1409)
  Discovery of Hinagu Onsen

1419 (1419)
 We erect wife of chief zen-priest shrine (to Nakamachi)

1784 (1785)
 Conflagration (93 destruction by fire)
 Wife of chief zen-priest company catching fire from next door

1822 (1822)
 Erect main shrine newly in the present location; utsushiza
  Sculpture of ranma is thing of those days

1840 (1840)
 We collapse, and we are rebuilt immediately by earthquake

Neighboring maps of hot spring Shrine


Stone sumo box which resembles the Colosseum of Rome

Sumo box

There is box seat surrounding sumo ring open space, that from every direction to Shinto shrine in the middle of stone stairway to climb. Luxurious structure that it is stepped, and stone wall surrounds one one box that we made use of the natural sloping topography in. Story of native district historiographer, "we were made in the Ansei year." Important historical heritage which can say that it is the Colosseum of Kumamoto equal to that of Rome. As box can accommodate 20,000 people, it is made use as the ritual sumo match beginning event site.

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