Hananoiwaya Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Mie prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Izanagi no Mikoto ( the god of life ). It is designated as World Cultural Heritage Site.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"花の窟神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||130 Arimacho, Kumano-shi, Mie, Japan
"三重県熊野市有馬町上地１３０" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||60-minute drive from the Owase-Kita I.C. on the Kisei Expressway.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
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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