Oaraiisozaki Shrine

Oaraiisozaki Shrine

Oaraiisozaki Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Ibaraki prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Ohnamuchi no Mikoto ( the god of land, wealth, medicine and encouragement of new industry ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).

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Name Oaraiisozaki Shrine
"大洗磯前神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 6890, Isohamacho, Oarai-machi, Higashiibaraki-gun, Ibaraki, Japan
"茨城県東茨城郡大洗町磯浜町6890" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Mito-Oarai I.C. on the Kita-Kanto Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 029-267-2637


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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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