Kotohiragu Shrine

Kotohiragu Shrine

Kotohiragu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Kagawa prefecture in Shikoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Oomononushi no Kami ( the god of land ).

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Name Kotohiragu Shrine
"金刀比羅宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 892-1, Kawanishi, Kotohira-cho, Nakatado-gun, Kagawa, Japan
"香川県仲多度郡琴平町字川西892-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Zentsuji I.C. on the Takamatsu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0877-75-2121

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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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