Samukawa Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Kanagawa prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Samukawahiko no Mikoto ( the god of warding?off evil ). 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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"寒川神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||3916, Miyayama, Samukawa-machi, Koza-gun, Kanagawa, Japan
"神奈川県高座郡寒川町宮山３９１６" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||5-minute drive from the Samukawa-Kita I.C. on the Ken-O Expressway.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
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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