Shiogama Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Miyagi prefecture in Tohoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Shiotsuchi no Oji ( the god of big catch, sea voyage and salt manufacture ). It was a shrine occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.This shrine is famous for its beautiful scenery in the season of colored leaves.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"鹽竈神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||1-1, Ichimoriyama, Shiogama-shi, Miyagi, Japan
"宮城県塩竈市一森山１－１" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||10-minute drive from the Rifu-Shiogama I.C. on the Sanriku Expressway.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
The Nihon Shoki (日本書紀), sometimes translated as The Chronicles of Japan, is the second oldest book of classical Japanese history. The book is also called the Nihongi (日本紀 lit. Japanese Chronicles). It is more elaborate and detailed than the Kojiki, the oldest, and has proven to be an important tool for historians and archaeologists as it includes the most complete extant historical record of ancient Japan. The Nihon Shoki was finished in 720 under the editorial supervision of Prince Toneri and with the assistance of O no Yasumaro.
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