Masumida Shrine

Masumida Shrine

Masumida Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Aichi prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Amenohoakari no Mikoto ( the Sun God ). 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 Masumida Shrine
"真清田神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-2-1, Masumida, Ichinomiya-shi, Aichi , Japan
"愛知県一宮市真清田1-2-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Ichinomiya-Nishi I.C. on the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0586-73-5196

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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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