Hirose Shrine

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Hirose-taisha
廣瀬大社
Hirose Jinja Haiden.jpg
Haiden, or the prayer hall
Hirose-taisha廣瀬大社 is located in Japan
Hirose-taisha廣瀬大社
Hirose-taisha
廣瀬大社
Information
Dedicated to
  • Wakaukanome-no-mikoto,
  • Kushitama-no-mikoto,
  • and Honoikaduchi-no-mikoto
Founded
  • 69 BC (allegedly) /
  • 675
Founder(s)
Reisai
  • Sunakake-matsuri (February 11th),
  • Reisai (April 4th),
  • and Õimi-no-matsuri (August 21st)
Honden style Kasuga-zukuri
Address 99 Kawai, Kawai-cho, Kitakatsuragi-gun, Nara Prefecture, Japan
Coordinates 34°35′30″N 135°44′54″E / 34.59167°N 135.74833°E / 34.59167; 135.74833
Website www.hirosetaisya.com
Shinto torii icon vermillion.svg Glossary of Shinto
The second torii at Hirose Shrine.

Hirose Shrine (廣瀬大社 Hirose-taisha?), also referred to as Hirose-jinja, is a Shinto shrine located in Kawai, Nara prefecture, Japan.

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 including the Hirose Shrine.[2]

From 1871 through 1946, Hirose Shrine was officially designated one of the kanpei-taisha (官幣大社?), meaning that it stood in the first rank of government supported shrines.[3]

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  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, Richard. (1959). The Imperial House of Japan, pp. 124.

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Coordinates: 34°35′30″N 135°44′54″E / 34.59167°N 135.74833°E / 34.59167; 135.74833