Definitions of hachiman

  1. a Shinto god of war

Usage examples for hachiman

  1. Why, on Terra or Baldur or Uller, a glass of our brandy brings more than these freighter- captains give us for a cask, and what do you think a colonist on Agramma, or Sekht, or Hachiman, who has to fight for his life against savages and wild animals, would pay for one of those rifles and a thousand rounds of ammunition? – Graveyard of Dreams by Henry Beam Piper
  2. At the annual festival of the Hachiman Shrine, moving stages come around the district, and I have seen the Shiokukmi and almost any other variety. – Botchan (Master Darling) by Mr. Kin-nosuke Natsume, trans. by Yasotaro Morri
  3. Thus the Izumo worshipper of Kasuga- Sama can find in Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo, parish- temples dedicated to his patron: the Kyushu worshipper of Hachiman- Sama can place himself under the protection of the same deity in Musashi quite as well as in Higo or Bungo. – Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation by Lafcadio Hearn