Okuni Shrine

Okuni Shrine

Okuni Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Shizuoka prefecture in Chubu 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) , and was occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.

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Name Okuni Shrine
"小國神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 3956-1, Ichimiya, Mori-machi, Shuuchi-gun, Shizuoka, Japan
"静岡県周智郡森町一宮3956-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Mori-Kakegawa I.C. on the Shin-Tomei Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0538-89-7302

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Nihon Shoki

The Nihon Shoki (日本書紀), sometimes translated as The Chronicles of Japan, is the second oldest book of classical Japanese history. The book is also called the Nihongi (日本紀 lit. Japanese Chronicles). It is more elaborate and detailed than the Kojiki, the oldest, and has proven to be an important tool for historians and archaeologists as it includes the most complete extant historical record of ancient Japan. The Nihon Shoki was finished in 720 under the editorial supervision of Prince Toneri and with the assistance of O no Yasumaro.

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