Shoin Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Yamaguchi prefecture in Chugoku district. The shrine is dedicated to YOSHIDA Shoin ( an educator in the end of Edo period, who had great influence on the Meiji Restoration ).
More Details (Japanese Site)
"松陰神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||1537, Chintou, Hagi-shi, Yamaguchi, Japan
"山口県萩市椿東１５３７" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||60-minute drive from the Yamaguchi I.C. on the Chugoku Expressway.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
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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