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Kosyozan Hachimangu

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Kosyozan Hachimangu
Scroll/ Book of the History of Koshozan Hachiman Shrine
West Area 12-12
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Hachiman Shrine at Kanaya Palace enshrined the spirit of the deity of Ana-hachiman Shrine (Shinjuku, Tokyo), which was quite well known during the Edo Period (1603-1868). It is possible that Toshitsune Maeda, the 3rd feudal lord of Kaga Domain, wanted to have the deity of Ana-Hachiman Shrine because it was worshipped by the 3rd Shogun Iemitsu Tokugawa.
These documents are copies of the originals stored at Ana-hachiman Shrine. There are two versions, a scroll and a book. The style in the book is rougher than the style in the scroll. They describe Toshitsune Maeda's leveling off of the ground in 1641 before building the shrine.
The history book housed at Ana-hachiman Shrine was partially damaged in a fire in 1907. Therefore, these historical documents are precious compensation for the loss.