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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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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