Monday, September 1, 2014

Otaki Shrine


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Still within site of Nogi Shrine, yet another shrine with an ancient pedigree, being listed in both the Izumo Fudoki and the Engi Shiki.

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I came in through the rear entrance so the way to the buildings was through a nice piece of woodland.

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Like all the shrines in the area there was a zuijinmon as well as an altar to Kojin, the rope snake.

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Otaki Shrine is a Gosha, 5 shrines collected into one place. The primary kami is Kunitama which seems to be a generic name for the kami of the land. Next up is Otanomikoto, a descendant of Sarutahiko who either gave the land for what became Ise Shrine, or led Yamatohime to the place while she was searching for a new home to enshrine Amaterasu. Also enshrined is Isotakeru and Inari.

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Secondary shrines within the grounds are a Tenmangu, Atago, & Hiyoshi.

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