Chokaisanomonoimi Shrine

Chokaisanomonoimi Shrine

Chokaisanomonoimi Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Akita prefecture in Tohoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Oomonoimi no Ookami ( the great god of the volcano Chokai ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan) , and was occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.

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Name Chokaisanomonoimi Shrine
"鳥海山大物忌神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1, Fukura, Yuza-machi, Akumi-gun, Yamagata, Japan
"山形県飽海郡遊佐町吹浦字布倉1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 25-minute drive from the Sakai-Minato I.C. on the Nihonkai-Tohoku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0234-77-2301

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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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