Omika Shrine

Omika Shrine

Omika Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Ibaraki prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Takehazuchi no Mikoto ( the god of military?arts and fabrics ).

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Name Omika Shrine
"大甕神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 6-16-1, Omikacho, Hitachi-shi, Ibaraki, Japan
"茨城県日立市大みか町6-16-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Hitachi-Minamiota I.C. on the Joban Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0294-52-2047


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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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