The Ballad of Usa Jingu

The Kunisaki Peninsula’s Legacy

Donny Kimball
9 min readJun 26, 2018

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The main hall of Oita Prefecture’s Usa Jingu

Ladies and gentlemen, gather ‘round. It’s story time! Today we’ll be taking a look at the long lost history of Oita Prefecture’s Usa Jingu. As far as I can tell, this is the first time the tragic tale of this amazing shrine has even been told in English. The reasons behind this obfuscation will become apparent by the end of the article, but suffice to say, this legend…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/