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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Kojiki

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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