Saruka Jinja

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Saruka Jinja
猿賀神社
Saruga Shrine torii.jpeg
Torii on the approach to Saruka Jinja
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Founded 807
Address Hirakawa, Aomori Prefecture
Shinto torii icon vermillion.svg Glossary of Shinto

Saruka Jinja (猿賀神社) is a Shinto shrine in Hirakawa, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. The shrine is said to have been founded in 807, when Sakanoue no Tamuramaro came north during the campaigns against the Ezo.[1][2] The Honden, dating to 1826, is a Prefecturally-designated Important Cultural Property.[3][4] Preserved building records (棟札) are a City-designated Important Cultural Property (Historic Materials).[5] There is an annual rice-planting festival and a pond of pink lotus.[2] The main kami enshrined here is Kamitsukenokimitaji no mikoto (上毛野君田道命).

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  1. ^ "Saruka Shrine". Hirakawa City. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Saruka Jinja" (PDF). Aomori Prefecture. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Saruka Jinja Honden". Aomori Prefecture. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "猿賀神社". Aomori Jinjachō. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "指定文化財一覧 (Hirakawa Cultural Property Listing)". Hirakawa City. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 

Coordinates: 40°37′01″N 140°33′47″E / 40.61694°N 140.56306°E / 40.61694; 140.56306