Matsusaka Shrine

Matsusaka Shrine

Matsusaka Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Mie prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Ukanomitama no Mikoto ( the god of foodstuffs ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).

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Name Matsusaka Shrine
"松阪神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1445, Tonomachi, Matsusaka-shi, Mie, Japan
"三重県松阪市殿町1445" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Matsusaka I.C. on the Ise Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0598-21-3689

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The Nihon Shoki (日本書紀), sometimes translated as The Chronicles of Japan, is the second oldest book of classical Japanese history. The book is also called the Nihongi (日本紀 lit. Japanese Chronicles). It is more elaborate and detailed than the Kojiki, the oldest, and has proven to be an important tool for historians and archaeologists as it includes the most complete extant historical record of ancient Japan. The Nihon Shoki was finished in 720 under the editorial supervision of Prince Toneri and with the assistance of O no Yasumaro.

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