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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Kojiki

Kojiki (古事記, "Records of Ancient Matters" or "An Account of Ancient Matters"), also known as Furukotofumi, is the oldest extant chronicle in Japan, dating from the early 8th century (711-712) and composed by O no Yasumaro at the request of Empress Genmei. The Kojiki is a collection of myths concerning the origin of the four home islands of Japan, and the Kami. Along with the Nihon Shoki, the myths contained in the Kojiki are part of the inspiration behind many practices. Later, the myths were re-appropriated for Shinto practices including the misogi purification ritual.

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