Kandani Shrine

Kandani Shrine

Kandani Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Kagawa prefecture in Shikoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Kagutsuchi no Mikoto ( the god of fire ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan). This shrine is famous for the main hall designated as a national treasure.

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Name Kandani Shrine
"神谷神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 621, Kandanicho, Sakaide-shi, Kagawa, Japan
"香川県坂出市神谷町621" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Sakaide-Kita I.C. on the Seto-Chuo Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0877-44-5036

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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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