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Matsunoo-taisha Shrine

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Shrine established in Asuka Period, one of the oldest shrines in Kyoto

Matsunoo-taisha shrine is located in the western area of Kyoto city, at the foot of Matsuoyama mountain and has a vast ground of 120,000 tubo (1 tubo is the width of 3.3㎡)in the scenic district. The shrine is at the west end of Shijyo street crossing the center of Kyoto city. You can reach the shrine’s approach by crossing the Matsunoo Bridge on Katsura River and passing through the huge Torii shrine's gate. Also the shrine office of Kyoto prefecture is located at the entrance of this shrine.
In year 701 of Asuka Period, it is said that Kufuntori Hata invited the holy spirit of Iwakura (religion of worshiping spritual stones) at Matsuoyama Otani and established the base of this shrine. The main hall has a very uncommon architecture which is called “Matsuotukuri” and it was reconstructed in 1542.
During Heian period the shrine obtained lots of religious faith as protective deity of royal family and by the middle age the shrine was also known for a worship ground for god of brewing.
Every year, lots of festivals and ceremonies are held in the Shrine. Starting from The Hatsumode: a New Year celemony, Etosyukujyusai, Setusbunsai, Chuuyusai which is a thanksgiving for brewing. Matsuo festival in April is one of the largest and ceremony. A mikoshi which is like a portable shrine crosses the Katsura river from the famous Katsura palace to North, which this is called “Oide” (it means “come this way”) and the returning of mikoshi crossing the Matsunoo bridge is called “Okaeri” (it means “welcome home”). The shrine is very popular for weddings and the seven-five-three year’s old festival as well

translation:MAKOTO

Two Main Festival Gods

The first god is Oyamakui-no-Kami, also known as Yamasuenooonusi-no-Kami and Naribura-no-kami, grandson of Susanoo, son of Ootoshigami is a powerful god in the Japanese myths.
The second god is Nakatushimahime-no-mikoto, also known as Ichikishimahime-no-mikoto, who is the guardian goddess of oceans and one of three great goddess.

translation:MAKOTO

Kamenoi

In the ancient time of gods, the eight million gods got together at Matsuoyama made liquor together using the fresh water of mountains and provided to other gods.
From this tradition, Matsuo shrine is called the god of liquors and its water is called “Kamenoi”.

translation:MAKOTO

Subshrine of Matsuo-taisya

Affiliated Shrine: Tukiyomi Shrine
Affiliated Shrine: Souzou Shrine
Nishi Shichijyo Goryosyo
Branch Shrine: Matsuosou Shrine
Branch Shrine: Sannomiya Shrine
Branch Shrine: Koromode Shrine

translation:MAKOTO

Address
3, Arashiyama Miya-machi, Saikyo-ku, Kyoto city, 616-0024
TEL
+81-75-871-5016
Formal Name
Matsunoo-taisya
Cultural Properties

Main Hall, Wooden God Statue (National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties), Onta Matsuri (Intangible Folklore cultural Assets), Tukiyomi Shrine Ground (Histrical Site)

Deities
Oyamakui-no-Kami, Nakatushimahime-no-mikoto
Annual Festival
April 2
Benefit

God for brewage

Admission

In charge

Hours

09:00 – 16:00

Access Guide

Get off at Matsuo-taisya Mae Station of Municipal bus
Get off at Matsuo-taisya Station of Hankyu line

Official Website
http://www.matsunoo.or.jp/

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