Yatsuki Tsutsukowake Shrine

Yatsuki Tsutsukowake Shrine

Yatsuki Tsutsukowake Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Fukushima prefecture in Tohoku 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 Yatsuki Tsutsukowake Shrine
"八槻都々古別神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 224 Yatsuki, Tanagura-machi, Higashishirakawa-gun, Fukushima, Japan
"福島県東白川郡棚倉町八槻字大宮224" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute walk from Chikatsu station on the JR Suigun line.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0247-33-3505

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Sanshu no Jingi

The Imperial Regalia of Japan (三種の神器 Sanshu no Jingi/Mikusa no Kandakara), also known as the Three Sacred Treasures of Japan, consist of the sword Kusanagi (草薙劍 Kusanagi no Tsurugi), the mirror Yata no Kagami (八咫鏡), and the jewel Yasakani no Magatama (八尺瓊勾玉). The regalia represent the three primary virtues: valor (the sword), wisdom (the mirror), and benevolence (the jewel).
Due to the legendary status of these items, their locations are not confirmed, but it is commonly thought that the sword is located at the Atsuta Shrine in Nagoya, the jewel is located at the Three Palace Sanctuaries in Kokyo (the Imperial Palace in Tokyo), and the mirror is located at the Ise Grand Shrine in Mie Prefecture.

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