Oyama Shrine

Oyama Shrine

Oyama Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Toyama prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Tajikarao no Mikoto ( a god of strength ). 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 Oyama Shrine
"雄山神社前立社壇" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1, Iwakuraji, Tateyama-machi, Nakaniikawa-gun, Toyama, Japan
"富山県中新川郡立山町岩峅寺1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Tateyama I.C. on the Hokuriku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 076-483-1148

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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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