Kumanonachi Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Wakayama prefecture in Kinki district. The shrine is dedicated to Kumano Fusumi no Okami ( the goddess of life ). It is designated as World Cultural Heritage Site.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"熊野那智大社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||1 Nachisan, Nachikatsuura-cho, Wakayama, Japan
"和歌山県那智勝浦町那智山１" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||135-minute drive from the Kii-Nagashima I.C. on the Kisei Expressway.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
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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