Kikuchi Shrine, Kikuchi

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Kikuchi Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Kikuchi, Kumamoto Prefecture, in which Kikuchi Taketoki (菊池武時, 1292-Apr 27, 1333), Kikuchi Takeshige (菊池武重, 1307?-1338?) and Kikuchi Takemitsu (菊池武光, 1319?-1373) are enshrined. It is one of the Fifteen Shrines of the Kenmu Restoration.
Kikuchi Takemitsu is also enshrined in a Kikuchi shrine at 7-10-1, Nanakuma, Johnan-ku, Fukuoka where he died at war.

With the suggestion of Nagaoka Masami, Emperor Meiji ordered in 1868, the enshrinement of Kikuchi Taketoki, who worked for the emperors, and a shrine was built on the site of the old Kikuchi castle in Kikuchi City. Kikuchi Taketoki was enshrined on April 28, 1870. The shrine is classified as a Bekkaku Kanpeisha (shrines for those with distinguished services to the state). In March 1923, Kikuchi Takeshige and Kikuchi Takemitsu were also enshrined at the same location. On September 1952, the shrine was made a Religious corporation. In 1970, a Kumonoe-guu building and a historical museum were also built on shrine grounds. On April 28, 2000, the shrine celebrated its 130th year anniversary.
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  • On the way, we were hit by a sudden heavy rain. I can't see the front. It was fine because it was a car, but it's great if it's a motorcycle. This is a big shrine. I put my car in the parking lot and went up the hill and saw the gate. When you enter the entrance, you will see a shrine on your right hand side, and you will see bills and amulets on your left. Some people were applying for an exorcism. If there's anything, I want you to pay.
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  • It is a shrine that celebrates the Kikuchi family, a former family, and is located on a large park. There are equestrian statues in the park, but the shrine itself is very small. When I went there, there was a wedding.
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  • Kikuchi. Yes, some become famous Kikuchi clan. Shrine in Kumamoto Prefecture and said, is this the Kikuchi Shinto shrine. It is the historic and splendid shrine. No space to park your car on new year's day or even 3:00 bustling with people. Loved it up on the spot.
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  • From within the city Shrine at the entrance to the Valley. Location of Moriyama Castle of Kikuchi clan was originally a will. Kikuchi Park 2 for parking or street parking spaces, climb down & Museum because quite way. Also for wheelchair users can visit the hill there. If you climb up the gravel road running in the Museum of history and car to several 止meremasu. It is the closest Monday to Friday.
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