Takebe Taisha

Takebe Taisha Shrine | 建部大社

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Takebe Taisha (建部大社 ) , the most important shrine in Ohmi province now called Shiga prefecture, was built at the area of Kanzaki-gun Takebe village?in A.D. 316. This was relocated to the present location in Nara period (A.D. 710-794).

As Yoritomo Minamotono(源頼朝) who became? the founder and the first shogun of the Kamakura Shogunate of Japan later, was arrested by Heike clan and passed in Izu peninsula in the end of the Heian period (A.D. 794-1192), Yoritomo dropped in at Takebe Taisha and prayed for the Genji revival. Since the wish was fulfilled after all, this shrine was worshiped as a god of war.

Enshrined Deity:

Yamatotakeru no mikoto (日本武尊)

Takebe Taisha 2 (Photo by Katchaman)


1-16-1, Jinryo, Ootsu city, Shiga


15 min from Ishiyama Sta. (JR Biwako line)

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