Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Manai Shrine


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Manai Shrine is another of the 6 shrine pilgrimage around the Ou District of Izumo. It is also listed in both the Izumo Fudoki and the Engishiki.

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Prior to the Meiji Period it was known as Izanagi-sha, which tells us who the primary kami is. It is not far from Kamosu Shrine, another shrine connected to Izanagi's flight from Yomi.

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Also enshrined here is Amatsuhikone, one of the 5 male kami created by Susano out of Amaterasu's jewels. The most well known of the 5 is Amenooshimimi, the father of Ninigi.

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There are three secondary shrines in the grounds, though no information is available about who they enshrine except one has some small foxes suggesting Inari.

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3 comments:

  1. So many shrines of pilgrimage and so well preserved

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  2. Have you done any or all of the Shikoku pilgrimage?

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    1. Completed the Shikoku and the Kyushu and the Izumo and the Iwami and am halfway through the Chugoku

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