Chiryu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Aichi prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Ugayafukiaezu no Mikoto ( the god of agriculture, matchmaking and safe delivery ). 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 Chiryu Matsuri.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"知立神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||12, Kanda, Nishimachi, Chiryu-shi, Aichi, Japan
"愛知県知立市西町神田１２" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||10-minute drive from the Toyota-Minami I.C. on the Isewangan Expressway.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
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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