Shiogama Jinja

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Shiogama Shrine in the spring
Shiogama-zakura (Prunus lannesiana cv shiogama), Natural Monument

Shiogama Jinja (鹽竈神社?) is a Shinto shrine in Shiogama, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Known from the ninth century, fifteen of its buildings have been designated Important Cultural Properties. Bashō recounts his visit in Oku no Hosomichi, telling off the magnificent pillars, painted ceiling, long flight of stone steps, votive lanterns, and the 'sparkle of the vermilion fence in the morning sun'.[1]

Buildings[edit]

Fifteen structures of the Edo period have been designated Important Cultural Properties:[2]

Treasures[edit]

A museum houses a number of shrine treasures:

There is a bronze lantern in the precinct (City-designated Cultural Property)[2]

Natural Monuments[edit]

Festivals[edit]

A number of festivals are held throughout the year, with yabusame in July.[27]

Shiwahiko Jinja[edit]

Shiwahiko Jinja was transferred into the precincts of Shiogama Jinja in the nineteenth century.[28]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miner, Earl (1969). Japanese Poetic Diaries. University of California Press. pp. 172f. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Shiogama Cultural Properties Guide" (PDF). Miyagi Prefecture. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
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  19. ^ "MIyagi no bunkazai". Miyagi Prefecture. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
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  25. ^ "Miyagi no bunkazai". Miyagi Prefecture. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  26. ^ "MIyagi no bunkazai". Miyagi Prefecture. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  27. ^ "Annual Events". Shiogama Jinja. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  28. ^ "Shiogama Jinja and Shiwahiko Jinja". Shiogama Tourism and Industry Association. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°19′9″N 141°0′43″E / 38.31917°N 141.01194°E / 38.31917; 141.01194