Amatsu Shrine

Amatsu Shrine

Amatsu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Toyama prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Hikohohodemi no Mikoto ( the god of mountain ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan) , and was occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.

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Name Amatsu Shrine
"天津神社・奴奈川神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-3-34, Ichinomiya, Itoigawa-shi, Niigata, Japan
"新潟県糸魚川市一の宮1丁目3番34号" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Itoigawa I.C. on the Hokuriku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0255-52-0036

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Hudoki

Fudoki (風土記) are ancient reports on provincial culture, geography, and oral tradition presented to the reigning monarchs of Japan, also known as local gazetteers. They contain agricultural, geographical, and historical records as well as mythology and folklore. Fudoki manuscripts also document local myths, rituals, and poems that are not mentioned in the Kojiki and the Nihon Shoki chronicles, which are the most important literature of the ancient national mythology and history. In the course of national unification, the imperial court enacted a series of criminal and administrative codes called ritsury? and surveyed the provinces established by such codes to exert greater control over them.

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