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‘Izumo-taisha’ Shinto shrine, which was built as an ancient national project, boasts Japan’s largest ‘honden’ main building.

Posted By on Aug 7, 2015

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Against ‘Ise-jingu’ Shinto shrine, which is dominant in the field of ‘Shintoism’ Japan’s native religion, Izumo-taisha with the largest honden main building stands out from others. This shrine was depicted in ‘Kojiki’ and ‘Nihonshoki’, Japan’s oldest history books early in the 8th century. According to these books, the Creator of Japan built this shrine as a token of his gratitude to the god who handed over his territory in Izumo present Shimane Prefecture. Based on this big shrine, the god in Izumo started to rule over the celestial realms instead of the real world. The true story will be that the Emperor’s force built this shrine in order to subside the grudge of the beaten force in this area. The ancient power over this area is supposed to have been considerably strong.
The scale models in the second picture show the main buildings of the well known Shinto shrines in Japan. The left end model is Izumo-taisha, and is found to be far bigger than the others.

[posted by Masahisa Takaki]

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