Haruna Shrine

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Haruna Shrine
榛名神社
Haruna Honden.JPG
Honden of Haruna Jinja
Information
Founded 586
Address 849 Harunasan-cho, Takasaki
Gunma 370-3341
Phone (027) 374-9050
Website Homepage

Shinto torii icon vermillion.svg Glossary of Shinto

Haruna Shrine (榛名神社 Haruna Jinja?) is a Shinto shrine located in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, Japan. Mount Haruna, the mountain where the shrine is located, is one of the "Three Mountains of Jōmō" and the shrine has a close relationship with the shrines of the other two mountains, Mount Akagi and Mount Myōgi. It is dedicated to the gods of Water, Fire, and Agriculture. It also said to give blessings of prosperity in business and a good marriage.

History[edit]

Haruna Shrine was founded in 586, the first year of the reign of Emperor Yōmei. During the 14th century it became affiliated with Ueno's Kan'ei-ji. During the Meiji era separation of Buddhism and Shinto, the Buddhist colors were discontinued and the original Haruna Shrine was restored.

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Coordinates: 36°27′30.57″N 138°51′08″E / 36.4584917°N 138.85222°E / 36.4584917; 138.85222