6/29/2012

Okayama Shrines

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Shrines in Okayama 岡山県の神社

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. Kibij 岡山 吉備路 The Kibi Region .

Kibitsu Jinja 吉備津神社
Kibitsu Hiko Jinja 吉備津彦神社



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Achi Jinja 阿智神社
Dedicated to Kurashiki's patron deity
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Bizen no Kuni Soojaguu 備前国総社宮
The 324 deities venerated in Okayama can be visited here.
岡山県岡山市中区 Central Okayama Town
and in Soja Town
総社市総社2-18-1
MORE sightseeing in Soja town
http://www.city.soja.okayama.jp/kanko/kankochi/sojagu.jsp



Kinoyama Jinja 木野山神社
Shrine in honor of Wake no Kiyomaro
see Wake shrine
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Konoha Sakuyahime Jinja 木華佐久耶比咩神社
Kurashiki
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Munetada Jinja 宗忠神社
Okayama. Origin of Kurosumi Sect
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. Nakayama Jinja 中山神社 and Saru Jinja 猿神社 .
Tsuyama Town


Okayamaken Gokoku Jinja 岡山県護国神社
Okayama
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Okita Jinja - Dootsuu guu 沖田神社 - 道通宮
To protect the farmers of the new fields of Oki Shinden 沖新田, this shrine has been built by daimyo Ikead Tsunamasa 池田綱政 in 1694.
When the dams for the new fields were in a critical stage of building, a young girl called KITA きた from the village was offered alive to the Dragon Deity of Water to pray for a sucessfull construction.
She is now venerated as deity O-Kita Hime おきた姫.
- - - Deities in residence :
Amaterasu Omikami 天照大御神
Susanoo 素戔嗚尊、Kagutsuchi 軻遇槌命、Uganomitama 倉稲魂命 Ukano Mitama
Kukunochi 句句廼智命 Kugunochi

Dotsugu 道通宮 is a sub-shrine in the compound, dedicated to Sarutahiko.
岡山県岡山市中区沖元411
http://www.okita-shine.com/


Oki Shinden 沖新田



Tsuda Nagatada 津田永忠 and the New Fields
He was the gundai 郡代 representative of the gun region
1640 - March 8, 1707. Born as the third son of Tsuda Sadanaga 津田貞永 Sagenta 左源太.
http://www.city.okayama.jp/museum/okishinden/index.html

He also built the
. Shizutani Gakkoo 閑谷学校 Shizutani School .


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Ooyahata jinja 大八幡神社
加賀郡吉備中央町


Shinjoo Hachimanguu 新庄八幡宮
Shinjo Hachimangu
倉敷市児島阿津2丁目18−1




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Tatsu no Kuchi Hachimanguu 龍ノ口八幡宮
Okayama . Hachimangu
This shrine goes back to the Nara period.
The deities are
神功皇后 Jinguu Koogoo - Jingu Kogo
応神天皇 Oojin Tennoo - Ojin Tenno
玉依姫命 Tamayori Hime no Mikoto
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. Hachiman Shrines and their festivals  

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Tsurusaki jinja 鶴崎神社
都窪郡早島町早島2220 Hayashima



. Wake Jinja 和気神社 Okayama .


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. Kibij 吉備路 Shrines from the Kibi Region .


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