Usa Shrine

Usa Shrine

Usa Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Oita prefecture in Kyushu district. The shrine is dedicated to Emperor Ohjin ( legendary emperor worshipped as god of military arts ). 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 Usa Shrine
"宇佐神宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2859, Minamiusa, Usa-shi, Oita, Japan
"大分県宇佐市南宇佐2859" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Usa I.C. on the Usa-Beppu Road.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0978-37-0001


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The Engishiki (延喜式, "Procedures of the Engi Era") is a Japanese book about laws and customs. The major part of the writing was completed in 927.
In 905, Emperor Daigo ordered the compilation of the Engishiki. Although previous attempts at codification are known to have taken place, neither the Konin nor the Jogan Gishiki survive making the Engishiki important for early Japanese historical and religious studies.
Fujiwara no Tokihira began the task, but work stalled when he died four years later in 909. His brother Fujiwara no Tadahira continued the work in 912 eventually completing it in 927.
After a number of revisions, the work was used as a basis for reform starting in 967.

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