Sakurayama Shrine

Sakurayama Shrine

Sakurayama Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Iwate prefecture in Tohoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Nanbu Mitsuyuki ( the ancestor of the Nanbu samurai clan ).

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Name Sakurayama Shrine
"桜山神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-42, Uchimaru, Morioka-shi, Iwate, Japan
"岩手県盛岡市内丸1-42" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Morioka I.C. on the Tohoku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 019-622-2061


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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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