Izushi Shrine

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Izushi jinja (出石神社) is a Shinto shrine located in the west of Toyooka in Hyōgo Prefecture in Japan.[1]

Izushi jinja
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Izushi jinja
Location99, Miyauchi, Izushi-cho, Toyooka city
Izushi Shrine is located in Japan
Izushi Shrine
Shown within Japan
Geographic coordinates35°28′55″N 134°52′13″E / 35.48194°N 134.87028°E / 35.48194; 134.87028Coordinates: 35°28′55″N 134°52′13″E / 35.48194°N 134.87028°E / 35.48194; 134.87028
Icon of Shinto.svg Glossary of Shinto


Historical records present conflicting narratives about the foundation of the shrine in the 1st century BC.[2] It was mentioned in the Kojiki and the Nihonshoki.[3]

Izushi was designated as the chief Shinto Shrine (ichinomiya) for the former Tajima province. [4] Amenohiboko is enshrined.[5] A passage in the nihongi from the reign of Emperor Suinin mentions the "divine treasures of Izushi" (Izushi no kandakara) brought to Japan by Ame no hihoko.[6]

From 1871 through 1946, Izushi was officially designated one of the Kokuhei Chūsha (国幣中社), meaning that it stood in the mid-range of ranked, nationally significant shrines.

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  1. ^ Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1964) Visiting Famous Shrines in Japan, pp. 352-364.
  2. ^ Ponsonby-Fane, pp. 360-361.
  3. ^ Ponsonby-Fane, pp. 353-361.
  4. ^ "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 2. Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2011-08-010
  5. ^ Toyooka City web site, Museum, Cultural assets Archived 2011-09-27 at the Wayback Machine; Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Ame no hiboko" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 27, p. 27, at Google Books.
  6. ^ Encyclopedia of Shinto, Himoroji; retrieved 2011-08-10


  • Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). Japan encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 58053128
  • Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1964). Visiting Famous Shrines in Japan. Kyoto: Ponsonby-Fane Memorial Society. OCLC 1030156

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