Take Shrine

Take Shrine

Take Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Mie prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Amaterasu?Omikami ( the Sun Goddess, meaning in Japanese “Great Divinity Illuminating Heaven” ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).

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Name Take Shrine
"竹神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2757-2, Saikuu, Meiwa-cho, Taki-gun, Mie, Japan
"三重県多気郡明和町斎宮2757-2" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Tamaki I.C. on the Ise Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0596-52-0055

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Kojiki

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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