Kehi Shrine

Kehi Shrine

Kehi Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Fukui prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Izasawake no Mikoto ( the god of food ). 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.

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Name Kehi Shrine
"気比神宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 11-68, Akebonocho, Tsuruga-shi, Fukui, Japan
"福井県敦賀市曙町11-68" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Tsuruga I.C. on the Hokuriku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0770-22-0794

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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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