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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Kojiki

Kojiki (古事記, "Records of Ancient Matters" or "An Account of Ancient Matters"), also known as Furukotofumi, is the oldest extant chronicle in Japan, dating from the early 8th century (711-712) and composed by O no Yasumaro at the request of Empress Genmei. The Kojiki is a collection of myths concerning the origin of the four home islands of Japan, and the Kami. Along with the Nihon Shoki, the myths contained in the Kojiki are part of the inspiration behind many practices. Later, the myths were re-appropriated for Shinto practices including the misogi purification ritual.

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