Awa In Chiba Shrine

Awa In Chiba Shrine

Awa In Chiba Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Chiba prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Amenofutodama no Mikoto ( the god of observances, ancestor of the Inbe clan ). 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 Awa In Chiba Shrine
"安房神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 589, Daijinguu, Tateyama-shi, Chiba, Japan
"千葉県館山市大神宮589" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 30-minute drive from the Tomiura I.C. on the Futtsu-Tateyama Road.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0470-28-0034

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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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