Tosa Shrine

Tosa Shrine

Tosa Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Kochi prefecture in Shikoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Ajisuki Takahikone no Mikoto ( the god of agriculture ). 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 Tosa Shrine
"土佐神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2-16-1, Ikkushinane, Kouchi-shi, Kochi, Japan
"高知県高知市一宮しなね2丁目16-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Kochi I.C. on the Kochi Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 088-845-1096

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Nihon Shoki

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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