Komagata Shrine

Komagata Shrine

Komagata Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Iwate prefecture in Tohoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Komagata Okami ( the god of Mt. Komagatake ). 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 Komagata Shrine
"駒形神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-83, Mizusawakunakauwanocho, Osyu-shi, Iwate, Japan
"岩手県奥州市水沢区中上野町1-83" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 12-minute drive from the Mizusawa I.C. on the Tohoku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0197-23-2851

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Ichinomiya

Ichinomiya (一宮, also 一の宮 or 一之宮, first shrine) is a historical term referring to the Japanese Shinto shrines with the highest shrine rank in a province or prefecture.
Most of the old provinces of Japan had one or more ichinomiya, which gave rise to place names, such as the city of Ichinomiya, Aichi. Shrines of the lower rank are called ninomiya (二宮, second), sannomiya (三宮, third), shinomiya (四宮, fourth), and so forth.

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