Haritsuna Shrine

Haritsuna Shrine

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.

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Name Haritsuna Shrine
"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
Telephone 0568-61-0180

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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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