When Yoritomo Minamoto visited Takeo Shrine to pray for victory in the war against the Taira clan, he was encouraged by a white heron serving as a messenger for the shrine. The incident helped Yoritomo win the war, and he sent an imperial messenger to the shrine in appreciation of his victory. In return, the feudal lord of Takeo dedicated a horse, and this story is said to be the origin of this event.
|Address||5335 Takeo-cho Oaza Takeo, Takeo-shi 武雄市武雄町大字武雄5335|
|Official Name||Oct: Dedicating Yabusame|
|Access||17 Min Drive from JR Takeo Onsen Station
5 Min Drive from JR Mimasaka Station
22 Min Drive from Takeo Kitakata IC
|MAPCODE||104 377 173*63|