Chojayamashinra Shrine

Chojayamashinra Shrine

Chojayamashinra Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Aomori prefecture in Tohoku district. The shrine is dedicated to MINAMOTO no Yoshimitsu ( a Minamoto clan samurai in the Heian Period ). It is designated as the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.This shrine is famous for its gorgeous festival, called Hachinohe Matsuri.

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Name Chojayamashinra Shrine
"長者山新羅神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-6-10, Choja, Hachinohe-shi, Aomori, Japan
"青森県八戸市長者1-6-10" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Hachinohe I.C. on the Hachinohe Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0178-22-1769

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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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