Utsunomiyafutaarayama Shrine

Utsunomiyafutaarayama Shrine

Utsunomiyafutaarayama Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Tochigi prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Toyoki Irihiko No Mikoto ( Emperor Sujin's son who ruled the eastern part of Japan in ancient times ). 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 Utsunomiyafutaarayama Shrine
"宇都宮二荒山神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-1-1, Babadori, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi, Japan
"栃木県宇都宮市馬場通り1-1-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Kanuma I.C. on the Tohoku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 028-622-5271

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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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