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Mitsumine shrine

Article writtenFebruary 1st,2020
A memorandum of facts about shrines visited. Mitsumine shrine is a shrine located in the mountain area of Chichibu, Saitama prefecture. It is told that Yamato Takeru founded the shrine and is known for the unique cult of wolves as a "Yama-no-kami". It is also known to be a "Power-spot", places with spiritual energy, with the strongest power in the Kanto area and famous for the white "Ki" charm distributed only on the first day of the month.
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Basic information

Summary

Mitsumine shrine is a shrine located in the mountain area in Chichibu city, Saitama prefecture, 1102m above sea level.

It is told that Yamato Takeru founded the shrine and is known for the unique cult of wolves, which helped him on his way to the eatern land, as a "Yama-no-kami". These spirits are believed to be a guardian against fire or theft, and this belief spreaded to other regions during the Edo period.

It is one of the "Chichibu-sansha", three major shrines of the Chichibu area, along with Chichibu shrine and Hodosan shrine. Recently, Mitsumine shrine is known to be a "Power-spot", places with spiritual energy, with the strongest power in the Kanto area. It is also famous for the white "Ki" charm distributed only on the first day of the month.

Mitsumine shrine

Basic information

Name of shrine
Mitsumine shrine
三峯神社 (Mitsumine jinja)
Main deieties
Izanagi-no-mikoto
Izanami-no-mikoto
Rank
Village shrine (村社, Son-sha)
Established
111
Architectural style
Kasuga-zukuri (Honden)
Irimoya-zukuri (Haiden)
Facing direction
Southwest
Location
298-1 Mitsumine, Chichibu city, Saitama prefecture

More information

The history of Mitsumine shrine and the enshrined deities.
How to visit Mitsumine shrine.
Where to see at Mitsumine shrine.
Other facts about Mitsumine shrine.
Places to see near Mitsumine shrine.

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