Chichibuimamiya Shrine

Chichibuimamiya Shrine

Chichibuimamiya Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Saitama prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Izanagi no Mikoto ( the god of life ).

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Name Chichibuimamiya Shrine
"秩父今宮神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 16-10, Nakamachi, Chichibu-shi, Saitama, Japan
"埼玉県秩父市中町16-10" 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 0494-22-3386

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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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