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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Nihon Shoki

The Nihon Shoki (日本書紀), sometimes translated as The Chronicles of Japan, is the second oldest book of classical Japanese history. The book is also called the Nihongi (日本紀 lit. Japanese Chronicles). It is more elaborate and detailed than the Kojiki, the oldest, and has proven to be an important tool for historians and archaeologists as it includes the most complete extant historical record of ancient Japan. The Nihon Shoki was finished in 720 under the editorial supervision of Prince Toneri and with the assistance of O no Yasumaro.

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