Ohirasan Shrine

Ohirasan Shrine

Ohirasan Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Tochigi prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Amaterasu?Omikami ( the Sun Goddess, meaning in Japanese “Great Divinity Illuminating Heaven” ).

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Name Ohirasan Shrine
"太平山神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 659, Hiraicho, Tochigi-shi, Tochigi, Japan
"栃木県栃木市平井町659" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Tochigi I.C. on the Tohoku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0282-22-0227

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Hudoki

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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