Nangu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Gifu prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Kanayamahiko no Mikoto ( the god of metallurgy ). 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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"南宮大社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||1734-1, Miyashiro, Tarui-cho, Fuwa-gun, Gifu, Japan
"岐阜県不破郡垂井町宮代１７３４－１" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||15-minute drive from the Sekigahara I.C. on the Meishin 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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