Owari Ōkunitama Shrine (尾張大国霊神社, Owari Ōkunitama Jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in the city of Inazawa, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. It was the sōja of Owari Province. The main kami enshrined is Ōkuninushi. The shrine's main festival is held annually on May 6. Due to its location near the site of the Nara period provincial capital of Owari Province, it is also called the Kōnomiya Shrine (国府宮神社) or Kōnomiya (国府宮)
|Owari Ōkunitama Shrine|
|Geographic coordinates||35°15′22″N 136°48′18.5″E / 35.25611°N 136.805139°ECoordinates: 35°15′22″N 136°48′18.5″E / 35.25611°N 136.805139°E|
|Date established||pre-Nara period|
|Glossary of Shinto|
The original construction of this shrine is unknown. Although nominally dedicated to Ōkuninushi, this affiliation is uncertain, and the shrine asserts that it is dedicated to the tutelary spirits of the ancestors of the people of Owari. It became the sōja of Owari during the Nara period, and is mentioned in the Heian period Engishiki records. During the pre-World War II Modern system of ranked Shinto shrines, the shrine was ranked as a National Shrine, 3rd rank Kokuhei Shōsha (国幣小社).
Two of the shrine's structures have been designated national Important Cultural Properties:
- Rōmon, built in early Muromachi period
- Heiden, built in the early Edo period
- ^ "尾張大国霊神社楼門" (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs.
- ^ "尾張大国霊神社拝殿" (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs.
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