Sumiyoshi Shrine

Sumiyoshi Shrine

Sumiyoshi Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Osaka prefecture in Kinki district. The shrine is dedicated to Sumiyoshi Sanjin ( the three Shinto gods Sokotsutsu no O no Mikoto, Nakatsutsu no O no Mikoto, and Uwatsutsu no O no Mikoto ). 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 Sumiyoshi Shrine
"住吉大社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2-9-89, Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka, Japan
"大阪府大阪市住吉区住吉2-9-89" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 3-minute drive from the Tamade I.C. on the Hanshin Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 06-6672-0753

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Hudoki

Fudoki (風土記) are ancient reports on provincial culture, geography, and oral tradition presented to the reigning monarchs of Japan, also known as local gazetteers. They contain agricultural, geographical, and historical records as well as mythology and folklore. Fudoki manuscripts also document local myths, rituals, and poems that are not mentioned in the Kojiki and the Nihon Shoki chronicles, which are the most important literature of the ancient national mythology and history. In the course of national unification, the imperial court enacted a series of criminal and administrative codes called ritsury? and surveyed the provinces established by such codes to exert greater control over them.

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