Ikushimatarushima Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Nagano prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Ikushima Ohkami ( the great god of land ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).
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"生島足島神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||701, Shimonogo, Ueda-shi, Nagano, Japan
"長野県上田市下之郷中池西７０１" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||25-minute drive from the Ueda-Sugadaira I.C. on the Jyoshin-Etsu 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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