Kashiwagi-jinja Shrine, called Wakamiya Hachimangu until the Edo era, has long been revered
by the local people for the
influential local rulers of the Kashiwagi area including Yamanaka, Minobe, and Ban clans to
strengthen their spiritual
It is known that Koka warriors formed an alliance with one another to conduct independent self-governance in medieval Koka. Kashiwagi-jinja Shrine is thought to have served as a place of unity and center of activity for these Koka warriors.