Kanasana Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Saitama prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Amaterasu?Omikami ( the Sun Goddess, meaning in Japanese “Great Divinity Illuminating Heaven” ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).
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"金鑚神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||751 Ninomiya. Kamikawa-machi, Kodama-gun, Saitama, Japan
"埼玉県児玉郡神川町字二ノ宮７５１" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||20-minute drive from the Honjyo-Kodama I.C. on the Kan-Etsu Expressway.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
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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