Shijonawate Shrine 0

Shijonawate Shrine is dedicated to Kusunoki Masatsura and 24 samurai of his family who were defeated in battle during the Northern and Southern Courts period of the 14th century.

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Shijonawate Shrine is dedicated to Kusunoki Masatsura and 24 samurai of his family who were defeated in battle during the Northern and Southern Courts period of the 14th century. The shrine was built in 1890. Respected as the perfect embodiment of the ideals of loyalty and filial piety, the renowned samurai Masatsura is still loved by many today. To the east of the shrine Mt. Iimori was once a point of strategic military importance, but is now a quiet place filled with lush greenery. A bronze statue of Kusunoki Masatsura stands at the top of the mountain. With a number of cherry blossom and maple trees on the shrine grounds, it's the perfect place to observe the colorful changing of the seasons. The shrine marks the date of Kusunoki Masatsura's death with an annual February 12th festival. It also holds a spring festival on April 5th and an autumn festival on October 5th.