Takara Hachiman Shrine
Have you ever seen a wild white boar?
The wild white bore at the Shrine has function as both guardians and messengers
for the deities at Shinto shrines.
It’s a white boar! A white boar was found by chance in Takarayama, where Takara
Hachiman Shrine stands. They gradually grew in number, and a family of 6 lives here
The boars are pretty large, and you may be taken aback at first. But if you watch the
cute behavior of the boars trying to get that bread out of your hand, you’ll forget you
were afraid of them. The white boars are thought to bring happiness. After visiting the
shrine, you should ask the cute boars for some good-luck blessings.