2017年10月23日

'Atsuta Jingu' Shinto shrine in Nagoya City, worshipping 'Amaterasu Omikami' the Creator of the Imperial Family, is one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan.

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This Shinto shrine is believed to enshrine 'Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi' sword, which is one of the *Three Sacred Treasures of the Imperial Family.
*Two other Sacred Treasures are 'Yata-no-Kagami' mirror enshrined in Ise Jingu Shinto shrine and 'Yasakani-no-Magatama' comma-shaped bead in the Imperial Palace.
Being built in 113, this authoritative shrine just below Ise Jingu Shinto shrine has long been respected. This originally stood on the point sticking out into Ise Bay though, now is 4 kilometers away from the coastline, since the whole area around this shrine had been reclaimed. In a thick growth of big camphor trees of older than 1,000 years, the 'Honden' main shrine in the first picture is found. In addition, 44 other subordinate shrine buildings also stand there. The second picture shows 'Nobunaga-bey' wall built in the 16th century. 'Oda Nobunaga' who was one of the greatest feudal lords dedicated this wall to this shrine as a token of his gratitude for the victory of a vital battle.

Licensed tour guide/travel consultant,
Masahisa Takaki.

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