Ooyamazumi Shrine

Ooyamazumi Shrine

Ooyamazumi Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Ehime prefecture in Shikoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Ooyamazumi no Mikoto ( the god of mountain and agriculture ). 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 Ooyamazumi Shrine
"大山祇神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 3327, Omishimachomiyaura, Imabari-shi, Ehime, Japan
"愛媛県今治市大三島町宮浦3327" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Omishima I.C. on the Nishi-Seto Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0897-82-0032

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Ichinomiya

Ichinomiya (一宮, also 一の宮 or 一之宮, first shrine) is a historical term referring to the Japanese Shinto shrines with the highest shrine rank in a province or prefecture.
Most of the old provinces of Japan had one or more ichinomiya, which gave rise to place names, such as the city of Ichinomiya, Aichi. Shrines of the lower rank are called ninomiya (二宮, second), sannomiya (三宮, third), shinomiya (四宮, fourth), and so forth.

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