Usa Shrine is one of the most beautiful Shrine in Japan,
and is the head shrine of Hachiman Shrine that is
composed 44,000 shrines including Hakozaki Shrine in Fukuoka-city that dedicated to the god Hachiman.
Emperor Ojin, who was deified as Hachiman-jin
(the tutelary god of warriors), is said to be enshrined
in all the sites dedicated to him; and the first and
earliest of these was at Usa in the early 8th century. The Shrine is located in the city of Usa beween Kitakyushu-city and Beppu, and was founded
Exploring the shrine
Torii Gate is entrance of the shrine the main shrine to worship deity
Ema is a wooden votive tablet with a picture of horse, the diven steed, on it.
Omikuji is a fortune written on a piece of paper.