柿本神社

柿本神社2

The shrine is dedicated to Kakinomotonohitomaro, one of the first ranked poets in Manyoshu, Japan's oldest anthology of poems.  He died in Iwaminokuni in Masuda City, Shimane Prefecture, but was reburied in 770, and this shrine was built by his tomb.

Together with Yogenji Temple next to the shrine, on April 18, which is the anniversary of Hitomaro’s death, every year, the Chinponkanpon Festival is held.

People recollect him by his poem concerning Katsuragi:

Spring willows, the clouds over Mt. Katsuragi, 

Remind me of my sister, Standing or sitting

 

Address: 187-1 Kakinomoto, Katsuragi City

TEL: 0745-69-2804

Access: Close to the Kintetsu Shinjyo Station on the Kintetsu Gosho Line