Enshrines: 1st Emperor Jinmu, Ooyamadumi no Kami, Homusubi no Kami.
This shrine was established in the time of the 12th emperor, Keiko. The royal prince, Yamatotakeru no Mikoto, was the duty of conquering the eastern Japan by the order of the emperor. He climbed up Mt. Hodosan and pray for his victory and cleansed his body and soul in this mountain. Suddenly, this mountain was set on the fire by his enemies. He was already completely surrounded by the huge fire. Then, the group of dogs appeared and put the fire out in order to help him and his army. He climbed up the mountain with the leading from those dogs. Then, when he arrived the top of Mt. Hodo, all the dog disappeared. He thought those dogs were the messengers of the god established the shrine. Hodo literary means stopping fire.
The main shrine was constructed in 1847 and it has a beautiful carving arts.
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