Atsuta Shrine(熱田神宮,Atsuta Jingū?) is a JapaneseShinto shrine in Atsuta-ku, Nagoya. Image File history File links Atsuta. ... Image File history File links Atsuta. ... A Jinja (Japanese: 神社) is a Shinto shrine including its surrounding natural area but it is more common to refer to buildings as a jinja. ... Atsuta Shrine Atsuta (熱田区, -ku) is one of the wards of the city of Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. ...
It is known as the second-most venerable shrine in Japan (the most venerable being the Grand Shrine of Ise). It enshrines Kusanagi no mitsurugi (草薙神剣, the Kusanagi sacred sword), one of the three imperial regalia of Japan. It holds around 70 festivals in a year, and many people visit the shrine year-round. Also, the shrine has over 4,000 national treasures representing its 2,000 years' history. Ise Shrine (Ise-jingÅ« ä¼å¢ç¥å®®; alternately Grand Shrines of Ise or Ise DaijingÅ« ä¼å¢å¤§ç¥å®®) is a shrine to Shinto goddess Amaterasu Åmikami, located in the city of Ise in Mie prefecture, Japan. ... Kusanagi-no-tsurugi (Japanese: èèã®å£) is a legendary Japanese sword as important to Japans history as Excalibur is to Britains. ... The Japanese Imperial Regalia (Jp: 三種の神器; Sanshu no Jingi, or Three Sacred Treasures) consist of the sword, Kusanagi (草薙剣) (or possibly a replica of the original; see Kusanagi), the jewel, Yasakani no magatama (八尺瓊曲玉), and the mirror Yata no kagami (八咫鏡). ...
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In 1871, a Ministry of Divinities was formed and Shinto shrines were divided into twelve levels with the Ise Shrine (dedicated to Amaterasu, and thus symbolic of the legitimacy of the Imperial family) at the peak and small sanctuaries of humble towns at the base.
The visitor to a shrine purchases a wooden tablet with a likeness of a horse, or nowadays, something else (a snake, an arrow, even a portrait of Thomas Edison), writes a wish or prayer on the tablet, and hangs it at the shrine.
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