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Oguni shrine

Summary
The Okuni Shrine, is a Shinto shrine in the town of Mori, Shūchi District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. It is one of the two shrines claiming the title of ichinomiya of former Tōtōmi Province. The main festival of the shrine is held annually on April 18. Enshrined kami The kami enshrined at Okuni Jinja is:
  • Ōnamuchi-no-mikoto (大己貴命), kami of nation-building, agriculture, medicine, and protective magic
History The date of Okuni Shrine's foundation is unknown. Shrine tradition gives a date of February 18, 555 (during the reign of Emperor Kinmei) as the date when a shrine was first constructed on the summit of six-kilometer distant 511-meter Mount Hongū, which now forms part of the shrine's grounds. The shrine only appears in historical records from an entry within the Shoku Nihon Kōki dated June 14, 884 and it is mentioned again in the Engishiki records, but is still listed as a "minor shrine". It has been styled the ichinomiya of Tōtōmi
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