Munakata Taisha is one of the oldest shrines in Japan that appears in Japanese mythology. The deities are the three goddesses of Amaterasu Omikami, and are enshrined in Okitsumiya, Nakatsumiya, and Hetsumiya, respectively. These three shrines are collectively called Munakata Taisha.
The Sacred Island of Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region was inscribed on the World Heritage List in July, 2017.
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According to Japan’s oldest written chronicles, the Kojiki (712) and the Nihon shoki (720), Amaterasu had a disagreement with her younger brother Susanoo no Mikoto. She took his sword and separated i...
Place of worship on the northern coast of Oshima that is linked to the living tradition of venerating the sacred island from afar.
A proof of the existence of the ancient Munakata clan, who performed rituals on Okinoshima and cultivated the tradition of worshiping the "Kamijuku Island" that continues to this day.