Isasumi Shrine

Isasumi Shrine

Isasumi Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Fukushima prefecture in Tohoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Izanagi no Mikoto ( the god of life ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).

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Name Isasumi Shrine
"伊佐須美神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 4377, Miyabayashiko, Aizumisato-machi, Onuma-gun, Fukushima, Japan
"福島県大沼郡会津美里町字宮林甲4377" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Niitsuru Smart I.C. on the Ban-Etsu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0242-54-5050


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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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