Ashikagaorihime Shrine

Ashikagaorihime Shrine

Ashikagaorihime Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Tochigi prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Amenoyachichihime no Mikoto ( the goddess of fabrics and marriage ).

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Name Ashikagaorihime Shrine
"足利織姫神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 3889, Nishinomiyacho, Ashikaga-shi, Tochigi, Japan
"栃木県足利市西宮町3889" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Ashikaga I.C. on the Kita-Kanto Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0284-22-0313

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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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