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Hachiman Shrine (八幡神社) in Kawaguchi, Shimada City!

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If you board a bus on the Ikumi Line/伊久身線 in Shimada City and go down at a bus stop called Yama Ie/山家, walk across the bridge and you will find this shrine on your right at the next crossroads!

Although the name ”八幡” is usually pronounced “Hyahatta”, the locals call the shrine “Hachiman”!

An old and a bit lonely stone hand washing basin!

The main shrine!

Big and fairly new stone lantern!

Venerable cedar tree!

Walking nearer…

The left lion guard!

Not really smiling…

With a paw resting on the back of a small lion!

The roaring lion guard on the right!

With its paw resting atop a globe!

No money offerings box?

I discovered a smaller shrine on the left!

It has a small wooden money offerings box!

Actually the real shrine like in many other places is behind the main building!

Sometimes I wonder why they are not readily accessible!

Doors secured with an old-fashioned lock!

The roofing is in good repair!

Seen through the main building sliding doors (locked!)!

There was another small ancient shrine to be found on the right!

With its own money offerings box!

A better view from that angle actually!

It was a blazing hot day!

A last look at the main building!

Good-bye, Hachiman!

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