Chiryu Shrine

Chiryu Shrine

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.

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Name Chiryu Shrine
"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
Telephone 0566-81-0055

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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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