Tamasaki Shrine

Tamasaki Shrine

Tamasaki Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Chiba prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Tamayorihime no Mikoto ( the goddess of spirit-channeling ). 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.

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Name Tamasaki Shrine
"玉前神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 3048, Ichinomiya, Ichinomiya-machi, Chosei-gun, Chiba, Japan
"千葉県長生郡一宮町一宮3048" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Ichinomiya I.C. on the Kujukuri Toll Road.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0475-42-2711

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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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