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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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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