Shintō god of war, also worshipped by peasants and fishermen as the god of agriculture and fishery. Hachiman is identified with 3rd-4th century Emperor Ōjin.
The Chinese character for Hachiman can also be read Yawata meaning "eight banderoles". Hachiman shrines are quite common in Japan. The largest in Tokyo is Tomioka Hachiamgu and the largest in Kanto is Tsuruoka Hachimangu in Kamakura.
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