Chojasan Shinra-jinja Shrine
In 1678, Naomasa Nanbu, the second feudal lord of the Hachinohe Domain, built the Chojasan Shinra-jinja Shrine to pray for the protection of his territory. The details of the sculptures, etc., in the main hall and the hall of worship are especially representative of the Edo era and have been designated as a prefectural treasure.
The famous Hachinohe Enburi held every year on February 17 is a traditional winter folk festival featuring a dedicatory dance at the shrine. And the Hachinohe Sanja Taisai Festival, at which portable shrines called mikoshi are carried to here from Ogami-jinja Shrine, is held in August. On August 2, Chojasan Shinra-jinja hosts the Kagami-style Dakyu Tournament. Dakyu is a traditional equestrian team sport, and there are currently only three occasions in which it takes place.
|Address||1-6-10 Choja, Hachinohe City|
|Access||By car: 20 minutes from Hachinohe Station, 15 minutes from Hachinohe Expressway Hachinohe IC
By train: 20-minute walk from JR Hachinohe Line Hon-Hachinohe Station
By Bus: Hachinohe City Bus / Nanbu Bus - 10-minute walk from the "Nijusannichimachi" and "Jurokunichimachi" bus stops