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Mitake shrine

Article writtenMarch 9th, 2020
A memorandum of facts about shrines visited. Mitake shrine is a shrine located on the island of Ōshima, 7km from the mainland of Kyūshū. It is located on the top of Mount Mitake, the highest peak of the island, 224m high. As it is also called "Mitakegū" it acts as a rear shrine of Munakata Taisha Nakatsugū.
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Basic information

Summary

Mitake shrine is a shrine located on the island of Ōshima, 7km from the mainland of Kyūshū. It is located on the top of Mount Mitake, the highest peak of the island, 224m high. As it is also called "Mitakegū" it acts as a rear shrine of Munakata Taisha Nakatsugū and enshrines Amaterasu-ōmikami and Tagitsuhime-no-kami-no-aratama.

The remains of an ancient ceremonial place similar to what was found at Okinoshima have been found and is said that it is where the ritual ceremonies at Nakatsugū started.

Mitake shrine

Basic information

Name of shrine
Mitake shrine
御嶽神社 (Mitake jinja)
Main deieties
Amaterasu-ōmikami (天照大神)
Tagitsuhime-no-kami-no-aratama (湍津姫神荒魂)
Rank
None
Established
Unknown
Architectural style
Nagare-zukuri (Honden)
Kirizuma-zukuri (Haiden)
Facing direction
Southwest
Location
2984 Ōshima, Munakata city, Fukuoka prefecture

More information

The history of Mitake shrine and the enshrined deities.
How to visit Mitake shrine.
Where to see at Mitake shrine.
Places to see near Mitake shrine.

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