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The Map of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu


A guided tour of the shrine precinct.

In the following text kami is the Japanese word for Shinto deities.

The explanations of sculptural and painted details are not based on historical records held at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu. They are generalized and not definitive explanations, open in many cases to differing interpretations, and are offered here as just one guide to the meanings involved.

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