Kibitsu jinja (Bingo)

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Kibitsu jinja (吉備津神社), also known as Kibitsuhiko jinja, is a Japanese Shinto shrine in Fukuyama, Hiroshima in the Chūgoku region of the island of Honshu.[1]

History[edit]

Kitbitsu jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Bingo Province.[2] The enshrined kami is Kibitsuhiko-no-mikoto (吉備津彦命),[1] who was the son of legendary Emperor Korei.[3]

The shrine was one of 50 of the lowest ranked, nationally significant shrines (Kokuhei Shōsha (国幣小社)).

The Honden dates from 1648.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kotodamaya.com, "Kibitsu Jinja (Bingo)"; excerpt, "Kibitsuhiko Jinja ( 吉備津神社 ) Bingo province’s most important shrine ....; retrieved 2012-11-20.
  2. ^ "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine.; retrieved 2012-11-20.
  3. ^ Louis-Frédéric, "Kibitsu-hiko no Mikoto" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 513.
  4. ^ Agency for Cultural Affairs, Database of National Cultural Properties, ID# 3193

Coordinates: 34°34′9.2″N 133°16′15.7″E / 34.569222°N 133.271028°E / 34.569222; 133.271028