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Chichibu Imamiya Shrine, Chichibu

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The is a Japanese Shinto shrine at Chichibu in Saitama Prefecture.HistoryAccording to text in the Sendai Kuji Hongi, Chichibuhiko-no-mikoto, the tenth-generation descendant of the Kuni no miyatsuko of Chichibu Province, established the shrine in the tenth year of Emperor Sujin to worship Yagokoro-omoikane-no-mikoto.The shrine enhrinesDuring the Kamakura period, the shrine merged with a neighboring temple, and was known as Myōken-gū until the separation of Shinto and Buddhism in the late-19th century. In the Edo period, it was one of 34 sacred sites of the old Chichibu Province or Chichibu District.In the Meiji period it took the name Chichbu Shrine, with the characters 知知夫神社 appearing on the tablet of the torii.In the system of ranked Shinto shrines, Chichibu was listed among the 3rd class of nationally significant shrines or Kokuhei Shōsha.The shrine's grounds include a number of subsidiary shrines. A Tenjin Shrine, Tōshō-gū, and a Suwa Shrine are among them.
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  • A small but nice shrine hidden in the residential district.
  • 大きくない神社サンですが、とても立派な龍神木があります。 アオバズク(梟)が住んでいる…との事で見上げていたら…居ました(*´ω`*)♪ 裏側から見ないとワカラナイ高所にちょこんと。 御朱印は6種、9時~16時30分。 御朱印帳も素敵です。 境内脇に無料駐車場が分散した感じで数ヵ所アリ(臨時含)。

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