Munakata Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Fukuoka prefecture in Kyushu district. The shrine is dedicated to Munakata Sanjyoshin ( three goddesses of Munakata, guardians of sea voyage ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan). It is designated as World Cultural Heritage Site.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"宗像大社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||2331, Tashima, Munakata-shi, Fukuoka, Japan
"福岡県宗像市田島２３３１" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||20-minute drive from the Wakamiya I.C. on the Kyushu Expressway.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
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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