Aso Shrine

Aso Shrine

Aso Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Kumamoto prefecture in Kyushu district. The shrine is dedicated to Takeiwatatsu no Mikoto ( the god of Mt. Aso ). 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 Aso Shrine
"阿蘇神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 3083, Ichinomiyamachimiyaji, Aso-shi, Kumamoto, Japan
"熊本県阿蘇市一の宮町宮地3083" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 60-minute drive from the Kumamoto I.C. on the Kyushu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0967-22-0064

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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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