Sunday, May 24, 2009

Izanagi Shrine, Tenri

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Izanagi Shrine is located just across from the Sujin Kofun on Route 169 in Tenri, just a little off of the Yamanobenomichi.

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The shrine is mentioned in the Engishiki of the tenth Century, but at that time it was located in Yamada, southeast of its present site. It was moved here in 1641.

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Enshrined here along with Izanagi is Sugawara Michizane, commonly referred to as Tenjin.

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As often happened in the early years of Meiji, the shrine was renamed, but reverted to its original name after the end of WWII.

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There is also an Inari Shrine in the grounds.

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