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Quarterly Magazines and Books

In order to help you understand our faith, history, and culture, we publish a quarterly magazine Yukyu, as well as editing and publishing historical materials.

Quarterly publication Yukyu

Publication introduction

Shinto is the eternal path of the Japanese people. In other words, the eternal path is a principle of thought and a way of life that forms the framework of the nation's constitution. Immediately after the end of the war, a group of people, mostly in their thirties, decided to publish a comprehensive magazine about Shintoism, which they named Yukyu, believing that there existed an eternal way of life in the chaotic world.
After the war, Japan made remarkable progress and commenced a new era of peace, but we have lost our spiritual foundation in the shadow of material prosperity. We must learn the history of Japan correctly, be aware of the nature of the country, and regain the spirit that has been nurtured within that nature. After a temporary break in publication, Yukyu has been in publication since 1980.

About the latest issue of Yukyu

No. 161 Special Issue: 1,300 years after the publication of the Nihon Shoki

《Frontispiece》
1,300 years after the publication of the Nihon Shoki

《Essay》
Akiko Moriya, The Japonism of Reiwa

《Articles》
Yoshiyuki Ibaraki, The Compilation of the Nihon Shoki and Its Intent
Naoki Sasakawa, A Reexamination of the Establishment of the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki
Takuya Okimori, The Language and Style of the Nihon Shoki
Takashi Matsumoto, Suika Shinto and the Nihon Shoki
Hiroshi Hosoi, On the Calendar Days of the Nihon Shoki

《Serialized》《Hachimangu Introduction》 Hachimanyama Hachiman Shrine (Hiroshima Prefecture, Aki-gun, Saka-machi) and others

April 2020 (published September 2020)

Subscription Information

Annual subscription fee
2,700 yen (for 4 issues, including shipping)

Apply by email.

(1) Please contact us using the email and let us know that you would like to subscribe.
Please include your postal code and address on the form to speed up the process.
(2) We will send you a bill to transfer the annual subscription fee.
(3) We will send you a copy of Yukyu as soon as we confirm your payment.
(We will send you the latest issue of Yukyu at the time of your application.)

E-mail:international-affairs@hachimngu.or.jp

Apply by postal transfer

(1) Please transfer the annual subscription fee to the following office by postal transfer.
(2) We will send you a copy of Yukyu as soon as we confirm your payment. (We will send you the latest issue of Yukyu at the time of your application.)

Yukyu Office
2-1-31 Yukinoshita, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa 248-8588 Japan
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Office
TEL:0467(22)0315
Postal transfer
Yokohama 00260-8-9654

Books

Tsurugaoka Series Vol. 1: Otomo Kannushi Genealogical Collection

Published in 1978, 5,000 yen

Contains four genealogical records of the Otomo family, the former head of our shrine.

Tsurugaoka Series, Vol. 2: Tsurugaoka Social Records

Published in 1976, 10,000 yen

The "Record of Company Business" is the diary of successive generations of company officials, who were headed by a "betto". This book contains records for 160 years, from March 1191 written by the first Betto Engyo to April 1355 by the 19th Betto Yorinaka.

Tsurugaoka Series Vol. 3: A Collection of Ancient Documents of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu
(Shadow scriptures / Exegesis and commentary version)

Published in 1980, 12,000 yen

This book contains documents related to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, Soshouin Temple that is related to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, as well as documents owned by Kohei Takahira.

Tsurugaoka Series, Vol. 4: The Order of the Temples of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

Published in 1991, 10,000 yen

Contains records of the priest's service at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu-dera, including the "Tsurugaoka Hachimangu-dera’s Deputy Priests" which is a record of the priestly positions at the 25 monasteries of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu-dera.

Eight Hundred Years of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

Published in 1991, 3,000 yen

This catalogue, published to commemorate the 800th anniversary of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu’s enshrinement, introduces treasures and cultural properties, and includes a collection of articles on the shrine and the Hachiman faith.

Chronology of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

Published in 1996, 12,000 yen

This is a timeline of the history of the shrine from 1063 (Kohei 6), when Minamoto Yoriyoshi transferred Hachiman Shrine in Yui-go, to 1996 (Heisei 8), based on the Azuma Kagami and other historical materials passed down to the shrine.

Shinto Shrines in Kamakura Encyclopedia

Kamakura Spring and Autumn, supervised by Shigeho Yoshida
Published in 2002, 1,000 yen

A comprehensive booklet about the city's deities and small roadside shrines including interesting trivia and an easy-to-read map.