Chichibu Shrine

Chichibu Shrine

Chichibu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Saitama prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Amenominakanushi no Mikoto ( the god of creation ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan). It is designated as the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.This shrine is famous for its gorgeous festival, called Chichibu Yomatsuri.

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Name Chichibu Shrine
"秩父神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-3, Banbamachi, Chichibu-shi, Saitama, Japan
"埼玉県秩父市番場町1-3" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 40-minute drive from the Hanazono I.C. on the Kan-Etsu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0494-22-0262

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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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