Kaiseizan Shrine

Kaiseizan Shrine

Kaiseizan Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Fukushima prefecture in Tohoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Amaterasu?Omikami ( the Sun Goddess, meaning in Japanese “Great Divinity Illuminating Heaven” ).

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Name Kaiseizan Shrine
"開成山大神宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-38 Kaisei 3-chome, Koriyama-shi, Fukushima, Japan
"福島県郡山市開成3丁目1-38" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Koriyama I.C. on the Tohoku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 024-932-1521

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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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