Shimogamo Shrine

Shimogamo Shrine

Shimogamo Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Kyoto prefecture in Kinki district. The shrine is dedicated to Kamotaketsunumi ni Mikoto ( the patriarchal deity of Kamo clan ). 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.This shrine is famous for the main hall designated as a national treasure.

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Name Shimogamo Shrine
"下鴨神社(賀茂御祖神社)" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 59, Shimogamoizumigawacho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan
"京都府京都市左京区下鴨泉川町59" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute walk from Demachiyanagi Station on Keihan Electric Railway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 075-781-0010

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Sanshu no Jingi

The Imperial Regalia of Japan (三種の神器 Sanshu no Jingi/Mikusa no Kandakara), also known as the Three Sacred Treasures of Japan, consist of the sword Kusanagi (草薙劍 Kusanagi no Tsurugi), the mirror Yata no Kagami (八咫鏡), and the jewel Yasakani no Magatama (八尺瓊勾玉). The regalia represent the three primary virtues: valor (the sword), wisdom (the mirror), and benevolence (the jewel).
Due to the legendary status of these items, their locations are not confirmed, but it is commonly thought that the sword is located at the Atsuta Shrine in Nagoya, the jewel is located at the Three Palace Sanctuaries in Kokyo (the Imperial Palace in Tokyo), and the mirror is located at the Ise Grand Shrine in Mie Prefecture.

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