Kamakura: Maruyama Inari Shrine
Maruyama Inari Shrine (丸山稲荷社) is the oldest shrine on the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu grounds in Kamakura. The Shinto deity of rice, agriculture, and prosperity, Inari is enshrined here. Its building is also the oldest surviving structure at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu. It dates back to the Muromachi period (1336-1573) and is designated an Important Cultural Property. It was moved from a nearby location, and the hill it now stands on consists of gravel and rocks taken from the mountainside when the Main Shrine was constructed just east of here in 1191.
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