Kirishima Shrine

Kirishima Shrine

Kirishima Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Kagoshima prefecture in Kyushu district. The shrine is dedicated to Ninigi no Mikoto ( the sun goddess Amaterasu's grandson who descended to earth ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).

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Name Kirishima Shrine
"霧島神宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2608-5, Kirishimataguchi, Kirishima-shi, Kagoshima, Japan
"鹿児島県霧島市霧島田口2608-5" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 40-minute drive from the Mizobe-Kagoshima Airport I.C. on the Kyushu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0995-57-0001

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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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