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Kego Shrine

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The exterior walls of Kego Shrine.
  • Japanese: 警固神社 (Kego jinja)

Kego Shrine is a Shinto shrine in the Tenjin neighborhood of Fukuoka.

It is said to have been founded in conjunction with Empress Jingû's conquest of Korea; however, as Jingû and her conquests are generally believed to be legendary and not historical, the actual historical origins of the shrine are unclear.

It was re-established in its current location in the early 17th century by Kuroda Nagamasa, lord of Fukuoka han.

References

  • Plaques on-site.

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