Tsuruoka Hachimangu Shrine is located in Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture. The main deities enshrined here are Ojin Emperor, and the queen and princess goddesses.
In 1603, a separated god spirit of Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine in Kyoto was moved to Yuigahama in Kamakura and a new shrine was built there. In the fourth year of the Jisho period (1180), Minamoto Yoritomo came to Kamakura and moved the Hachimangu building to the present place, Kobayashi. It was when Yoritomo conquered 60 states across Japan that he had this shrine built on this hill. In the following year, he became head of government and was at the peak of his power.
Since then, Tsuruoka Hachimangu has been a symbol of Kamakura. All the rituals and events of the Kamakura government were held here. Moreover, both the Toyotomi and Tokugawa families worshiped this Hachimangu as a symbol of the samurai.
The strong, silent people who were born here in Kamakura and placed their faith in Tsuruoka Hachimangu, became the progenitors of the samurai way.