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Oasahiko Shrine, Naruto

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Oasahiko Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at the base of Mt. Ōasa in Naruto, Tokushima, Japan. The kami enshrined there are Ōasahiko-no-Okami and Sarutahiko-no-Okami.Enshrined ''kami''It is believed that in the era of Emperor Jimmu, Ame-no-Tomi-no-Mikoto came to the Awa region (an ancient region that encompassed most of present-day Tokushima Prefecture) seeking fertilized land to sow hemp seeds. The planted seeds were then cultivated by the area's population so they could produce linen called asa, which formed the base of the area's industry. Because of the impact he had on furthering the welfare of Japan, Ōasahiko Shrine was dedicated in the area to worship him as a kami named Oasahiko-no-Okami.The secondary kami enshrined at Ōasahiko is Sarutahiko-no-Okami. He is depicted as standing at the junction of heaven and earth to guide the grandchildren of Amaterasu, the Imperial Family and the founders of the human race to earth. He is primarily known for greeting and guiding Ninigi-no-Mikoto, grandson of Amaterasu, to earth. After his various achievements, he was enshrined at Ōasahiko Shrine along with Oasahiko-no-Okami.
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  • This shrine complex is very expansive, and tucked into the mountains, so is a nice place to walk around....there is even a stream running through the grounds. We went on New Year's Day, and it was PAC...  more »
  • In one shrine and pilgrimage spot in 753. Sanga, is it was very crowded. I walked from Germany Pavilion is cheerful to quite jams from the front, so people who might?
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  • Knowing only when crowds of new year's day new year's day, was nearly empty Saturday even. Broadband-not stop the car in the parking lot, walk a little sanctuary is. In 753 because there are many other worshippers, but the quiet was anticlimactic.
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  • In the shrine's large and quiet, you can walk around. Walking or is the way to the parking lot at the back of the monkey. New year's day turns midnight wow amazing and always calm in traffic jams.
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  • Awa Ichinomiya. And worship the God of the imibe asked. Bright, open, calm and big-hearted great shrine. Please have a camphor tree in front of the gate, but overwhelming. Board East station takes about 20 minutes.
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  • Camphor in your environment is fine. Is a Shinto shrine located in a natural environment surrounded by greenery and streams around the very rich. Karita we enshrined the 2 pillars of the ancient sun goddess and God God cannabis ratio. Shrine capped let me just stopped at the halfway point, on a car trip from Kanto, so can be safely home driving determination and we had to pray. I think that thanks to God thus safely home and be able to post.
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  • Visit the 2014 / 09 / 08. Cannabis ratio old shrine across the dives go fast sui road straight up the road on the left side of the second temple, go straight and turn red railing of bridge;  Car parking goes to every visit. As the common name is called [marijuana's], as a revered country Awa, Awaji country two countries now collect the faith as a shrine in Tokushima prefecture. The listed cannabis prefectural natural park. When was the jinguji Temple No. 1;
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