This shrine worships the gods couple of Izanagi no Mikoto and Izanami no Mikoto. According to the Records of Ancient Matters (Japan’s oldest historical records), they gave birth to the land of Japan and myriads of gods, starting with the Sun Goddess Amaterasu Oomikami. Across their 1,300 years of history, they have been worshipped as granters of longevity, fortune in marriage and protection against evil.
The main points of interest of the Taga-taisha shrine are the many functions and customs held within it. The same rituals have been carried out almost unchanged after so many years, making it an excellent spot to learn about how the gods and people of Japan interacted with each other. Additionally, 15 small subsidiary shrines known as “Setsumatsusha” can be found within the grounds. These are used to pray for everyday life related matters, such as safe birthing, warding off evil, a prosperous business, success in one’s studies and such.
ZIP code: 522-0341. 604 Taga, Taga Town, Inukami District. TEL 0749-48-1101