Itsukushima Shrine

Itsukushima Shrine

Itsukushima Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Hiroshima prefecture in Chugoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Munakata Sanjyoshin ( three goddesses of Munakata, guardians of sea voyage ). 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.This shrine is famous for the main hall designated as a national treasure.

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Name Itsukushima Shrine
"厳島神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-1, Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima, Japan
"広島県廿日市市宮島町1-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute ferry rude from Miyajimaguchi pier.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0829-44-2020

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Hudoki

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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