Locals call the deity of this shrine Mr. Hochigai. It has been here for many years, and has long guided them on matters of orientation, the land and Feng Shui, so they don't build in inauspicious ways. The shrine is located in Sakai City, on the north side of Emperor Hansei's tomb, and was once a way-point on the Kumano pilgrimage. Many Kumano pilgrims would pray here for a safe journey. An annual festival is held at the shrine every year on May 31st. Worshippers who have offered up an earthen-wrapped chimaki (steamed rice dumpling) to this deity receive a chimaki sweet on the day of the festival.
Osaka Sakaishi Sakai-ku Kitamikunigaokachou 2-2-1 (Sakai / KishiwadaArea)
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- Osaka Sakaishi Sakai-ku Kitamikunigaokachou 2-2-1 [ map ]
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