Charms of Minamiboso (40) Kippo Hachiman Shrine


The origin of Kippo Hachiman Shrine in Kamogawa goes back to 829. The main shrine that stands today is estimated to be built in around 1875, and the dragon carving at the entrance, made by the famed carver Ihachi from the Edo period, catches your eye.  On the last Sunday of September, the ritual called Yabusame is held. It’s a traditional Japanese archery on a running horse, and the scene is quite exciting! Too bad the event has been cancelled for this year, but let’s hope for the next year.