Sakitori Shrine

Sakitori Shrine

Sakitori Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Kanagawa prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Ujinowakiiratsuko no Mikoto ( the son of Emperor Ojin ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).

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Name Sakitori Shrine
"前鳥神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 4-14-26, Shinomiya, Hiratsuka-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
"神奈川県平塚市四之宮4-14-26" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Atsugi I.C. on the Tomei Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0463-55-1195

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Hudoki

Fudoki (風土記) are ancient reports on provincial culture, geography, and oral tradition presented to the reigning monarchs of Japan, also known as local gazetteers. They contain agricultural, geographical, and historical records as well as mythology and folklore. Fudoki manuscripts also document local myths, rituals, and poems that are not mentioned in the Kojiki and the Nihon Shoki chronicles, which are the most important literature of the ancient national mythology and history. In the course of national unification, the imperial court enacted a series of criminal and administrative codes called ritsury? and surveyed the provinces established by such codes to exert greater control over them.

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