Hinokuma-Kunikakasu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Wakayama prefecture in Kinki district. The shrine is dedicated to Hinokuma Ohkami and Kunikakasu Ohkami ( gods of mirror ). 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.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"日前神宮・國懸神宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||365, Akizuki, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama, Japan
"和歌山県和歌山市秋月３６５" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||10-minute drive from the Wakayama I.C. on the Hanwa Expressway.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
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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