Daily Archives for January 12, 2015

Yokozuna Sumo Stone Monuments

Tomioka Hachimangu  is famous for having served as the site of sumo tournaments for a century starting in 1684, before it was moved to Ryogoku. Although the shrine no longer hosts sumo tournaments, it continues to maintain close ties to … Continue reading

12. January 2015 by Joey
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Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine

Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine is the biggest shrine dedicated to Hachiman, the Shinto god of war, in Tokyo. Built in 1627 and it didn’t take long for it to become a major shrine in Edo’s downtown. One of the prides of the … Continue reading

12. January 2015 by Joey
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