- Tajima Shrine
- Karatsu city, Saga prefecture
- Tashima Shrine of Kabeshima Island is said to be the oldest in Hizen. The Matsura pirates and fishermen of Genkai Sea would pray to the three goddesses of this shrine for rescue when they were confronted with the perils of the sea, and this shrine, which is known widely to enshrine the guardian of the sea, has a torii donated by Yorimitsu Minamoto, as well as an anchor stone and regent stone said to have been used by Hideyoshi Toyotomi when his troops were camped at Nagoya Castle. There are also samurai tools donated by the Matsura samurai, making this a place were one will certainly sense the history. The treasure of the shrine is the sword with the signature of Yoshitsugu from Bitchu Province (modern day Okayama prefecture). This sword has been designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan.
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- May 2007
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