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Tosa jinja (土佐神社), also known as Tosa nimasu jinja, Tosa takakamo Taisha, is a Shinto shrine located in the west of Kōchi in Kōchi Prefecture in Japan.[1]

Tosa jinja
土佐神社
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Tosa jinja is located in Japan
Tosa jinja
Shown within Japan
Basic information
Location2-16-1 Shinane, Kōchi-shi, Kōchi
Geographic coordinates33°35′33″N 133°34′37″E / 33.59250°N 133.57694°E / 33.59250; 133.57694Coordinates: 33°35′33″N 133°34′37″E / 33.59250°N 133.57694°E / 33.59250; 133.57694
AffiliationShinto
Shinto torii icon vermillion.svg Glossary of Shinto

Japan's government has designated the sanctuary as an Important Cultural Property.[2]

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HistoryEdit

There is no record of the foundation of the shrine. It was mentioned in the Kojiki and the Nihonshoki.[3] Ajisukitakahikone no mikoto (味鋤高彦根命) and Hitokotonushi no kami (一言主神) are enshrined.[4]

Tosa shrine was designated as the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) for the former Tosa province. [5]

From 1871 through 1946, Tosa 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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NotesEdit

  1. ^ Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1964) Visiting Famous Shrines in Japan, pp. 365-379.
  2. ^ Japan National Tourist Organization (JNTO), Tosa-jinja Shrine; retrieved 2011-08-09
  3. ^ Ponsonby-Fane, pp. 367-370.
  4. ^ Kotodamaya, Tosa jinja; retrieved 2011-08-09
  5. ^ "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3.; retrieved 2011-08-09

ReferencesEdit

  • Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1964). Visiting Famous Shrines in Japan. Kyoto: Ponsonby-Fane Memorial Society. OCLC 1030156

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