Omi Shrine

Omi Shrine

Omi Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Shiga prefecture in Kinki district. The shrine is dedicated to Emperor Tenji ( the 38th emperor of Japan, who led the poritical reformation called Taika no Kaishin ).

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Name Omi Shrine
"近江神宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-1, Jinguucho, Otsu-shi, Shiga, Japan
"滋賀県大津市神宮町1-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Kyoto-Higashi I.C. on the Meishin Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 077-522-3725

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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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