Haritsuna Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Gifu prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Owariharinanemuraji no Mikoto ( the guardian god of Owari Province ). 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 Inuyama Matsuri.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"針綱神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||65-1 Kitakoken, Inuyama, Inuyama-shi, Aichi, Japan
"愛知県犬山市大字犬山字北古券６５－１" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||15-minute walk from Inuyama Station on the Meitetsu Inuyama Line.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
Ichinomiya (一宮, also 一の宮 or 一之宮, first shrine) is a historical term referring to the Japanese Shinto shrines with the highest shrine rank in a province or prefecture.
Most of the old provinces of Japan had one or more ichinomiya, which gave rise to place names, such as the city of Ichinomiya, Aichi. Shrines of the lower rank are called ninomiya (二宮, second), sannomiya (三宮, third), shinomiya (四宮, fourth), and so forth.
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