"...any being whatsoever which possesses some eminent quality out of the ordinary, and is awe-inspiring, is called Kami.”
Nagano-ken, Matsumoto-shi, Miyabuchi 3-2-1 長野県松本市宮渕3-2-1 Jan 15, 2023
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Nearest station: Kita-Matsumoto Line: JR East, Oita (41)
This is one of four shrines I visited in Matsumoto-shi, the second largest city in Nagano-ken. The only information I have been able to find on it is from a notice board in the shrine grounds. As with Sarutahiko Shrine it is merely listed on the Nagano Jinjacho home page, no information is given.
Its origin is unclear, but the unearthing nearby of a copper sheet engraved with the names of Izanagi and Kanayama-hiko suggests that the shrine is quite old.
The sacred tree of the shrine, a Japanese zelkova (ケヤキ), is about five hundred years old.
Looking at the two Kami, note that Kanayama-hiko is Izanami’s son and was born from her vomit as she died giving birth to Kagu-tsuchi-no-kami, the Kami of Fire.
The main Taga shrine is Taga Taisha located in Saga -ken, Inakami-gun.
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