Kato Shrine, Kumamoto

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Kato Shrine is a shrine in Kumamoto Castle, Chūō-ku, Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan, in which, daimyo or powerful territorial lord Katō Kiyomasa (1562–1611) is enshrined. Alongside Ōki Kaneyoshi and Kin Kan, who made junshi, are enshrined.
In 1868, Shinto style ceremony started at Jōchibyō which was the grave of Katō Kiyomasa in Honmyōji, proposed by Nagaoka Moriyoshi.In 1871, Nishikiyama Shrine was built within Kumamoto Castle at the separation of Buddhism and Shintoism. Enshrined are Katō Kiyomasa, Ōki Kaneyoshi and Kin.In 1874, the Nishikiyama Shrine was moved to Kyōmachi because the Kumamoto Castle belonged to the Japanese Army in 1873.In 1875, the rank of the shrine was made the prefectural shrine. This system discontinued in 1946.In 1877, the Nishikiyama Shrine was burned in the battle of Satsuma Rebellion. Shintai was moved to Kengun Shrine.In 1884, reconstruction was started.In 1886, the shrine was reconstructed.In 1909, the name of Nishikiyama Shrine was changed to Katō Shrine.In 1911, a Katō Shrine was built in Hawaii.Closed later.
Closed after the war.Katō Kiyomasa is enshrined in about 90 shrines; about a half in Kumamoto Prefecture.
In 1962, Katō Shrine was moved to the present site in Kumamoto Castle.In 1981, the Sūkeikai, an association of Katō Shrine goers, was started.
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  • It is a valuable place to see Kumamoto Castle which cannot be seen so much under construction. I felt that it was the best place to take pictures.
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  • The main service to Kumamoto City's builder Kato Qingzheng, but also the Japanese 357 blessing of the place, the hinterland is not big, there is to Kumamoto City to create a
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  • nice shrine near the castle with decent views. be cautious as you have to walk up a super steep incline. if you do goshuincho, this place has them!
  • A beautiful shrine near the Kumamoto Castle, Under construction due to earthquake. I will visit again to this temple with my child.
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