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List of the Fifteen Shrines of the Kenmu Restoration

The Fifteen Shrines of the Kenmu Restoration (建武中興十五社, Kenmu chūko jūgosha) are a group of Shinto shrines dedicated to individuals and events of the Kenmu Restoration.

Shrine Name Commemoration Place
Yoshino Shrine Emperor Go-Daigo Yoshino District, Nara
Kamakura-gū Prince Moriyoshi Kamakura
Iinoya-gū Munenaga Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture
Yatsushiro-gū Prince Kaneyoshi Yatsushiro, Kumamoto Prefecture
Kanegasaki-gū Prince Takanaga, Prince Tsunenaga Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture
Komikado Shrine Kazan'in Morokata Narita, Chiba Prefecture
Kikuchi Shrine Kikuchi Taketoki Kikuchi, Kumamoto Prefecture
Minatogawa Shrine Kusunoki Masashige Chūō-ku, Kobe
Nawa Shrine Nawa Nagatoshi Daisen, Tottori Prefecture
Abeno Shrine Kitabatake Chikafusa, Kitabatake Akiie Abeno-ku, Osaka Prefecture
Fujishima Shrine Nitta Yoshisada Fukui, Fukui Prefecture
Yūki Shrine Yūki Munehiro Tsu, Mie Prefecture
Ryōzen Shrine Kitabatake Chikafusa, Kitabatake Akiie, Kitabatake Akinobu, Kitabatake Morichika Date, Fukushima Prefecture
Shijōnawate Shrine Kusunoki Masatsura Shijōnawate, Osaka Prefecture
Kitabatake Shrine Kitabatake Akiyoshi Tsu, Mie Prefecture

  • Takashi Fujitani, Splendid Monarchy: Power and Pageantry in Modern Japan (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996).
  • John S. Brownlee, Japanese Historians and the National Myths, 1600-1945: The Age of the Gods (UBC Press, 1999).


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