Umenomiya Shrine

Umenomiya Shrine (梅宮大社, Umenomiya taisha) is a Shinto shrine located in Ukyō-ku in Kyoto, Japan.

Umenomiya Shrine (梅宮大社, Umenomiya taisha)
Umemiya torii.jpg
Red torii at Umenomiya Shrine.
Religion
AffiliationShinto
Location
LocationUkyō-ku in Kyoto, Japan.
Umenomiya Shrine is located in Japan
Umenomiya Shrine
Shown within Japan
Geographic coordinates35°00′15″N 135°41′42″E / 35.00417°N 135.69500°E / 35.00417; 135.69500Coordinates: 35°00′15″N 135°41′42″E / 35.00417°N 135.69500°E / 35.00417; 135.69500
Architecture
Date established965
Shinto torii icon vermillion.svg Glossary of Shinto
Main gate of Umenomiya Shrine

HistoryEdit

The shrine became the object of Imperial patronage during the early Heian period.[1] In 965, Emperor Murakami ordered that Imperial messengers were sent to report important events to the guardian kami of Japan. These heihaku were initially presented to 16 shrines;[2] and in 991, Emperor Ichijō added three more shrines to Murakami's list. Three years later in 994, Ichijō refined the scope of that composite list by adding Umenomiya Shrine (梅宮神社, Umenomiya-jinja) and Gion Shrine, which is now known as Yasaka Jinja.[3]

From 1871 through 1946, the Umenomiya Shrine was officially designated one of the Kanpei-chūsha (官幣中社), meaning that it stood in the second rank of government supported shrines.[4]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Breen, John et al. (2000). Shinto in History: Ways of the Kami, pp. 74-75.
  2. ^ Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1962). Studies in Shinto and Shrines, pp. 116-117.
  3. ^ Ponsonby-Fane, Shrines, p. 118.
  4. ^ Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1959). The Imperial House of Japan, pp. 126.

ReferencesEdit

  • Breen, John and Mark Teeuwen. (2000). Shinto in History: Ways of the Kami. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 978-0-8248-2363-4
  • Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1962). Studies in Shinto and Shrines. Kyoto: Ponsonby Memorial Society. OCLC 399449
  • ____________. (1959). The Imperial House of Japan. Kyoto: Ponsonby Memorial Society. OCLC 194887

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