Ikaho Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Gunma prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Ohnamuchi no Mikoto ( the god of land, wealth, medicine and encouragement of new industry ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).
More Details (Japanese Site)
"伊香保神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||2, Ikahomachiikaho, Shibukawa-shi, Gunma, Japan
"群馬県渋川市伊香保町伊香保２" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||25-minute drive from the Ikaho I.C. on the Kan-Etsu Expressway.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
Fudoki (風土記) are ancient reports on provincial culture, geography, and oral tradition presented to the reigning monarchs of Japan, also known as local gazetteers. They contain agricultural, geographical, and historical records as well as mythology and folklore. Fudoki manuscripts also document local myths, rituals, and poems that are not mentioned in the Kojiki and the Nihon Shoki chronicles, which are the most important literature of the ancient national mythology and history. In the course of national unification, the imperial court enacted a series of criminal and administrative codes called ritsury? and surveyed the provinces established by such codes to exert greater control over them.
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