Myogi Shrine

Myogi Shrine

Myogi Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Gunma prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Yamato Takeru no Mikoto ( Japanese folk hero known for his eastern expedition ).

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Name Myogi Shrine
"妙義神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 61, Myogimachimyogi, Tomioka-shi, Gunma, Japan
"群馬県富岡市妙義町妙義61" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Matsuida-Myogi I.C. on the Jyoshin-Etsu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0274-73-2119

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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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