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Ise Jingu is a Shinto shrine located in the city of Ise in Mie prefecture, Japan. Ise jingu is simply referred to as Jingu (the Shrine) as an official name, and it is said that the shrine is the most sacred shrine in the country. Ise Jingu consists of the Inner and Outer shrines, and Inner shrine is dedicated to Amaterasu O-mikami, the sun goddess and traditional progenitor of the Japanese imperial family and Outer shrine is dedicated to Toyuke (Toyouke) O-kami, the goddess of food, agriculture, industry clothing, and shelter.

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The official name of Naiku is Kotaijingu. The main deity is Amaterasu Omikami, the ancestor of the Imperial Family and the tutelary kami of the Japanese people. Naiku was founded about 2000 years ago. Worship of Amaterasu Omikami was conducted by the first ten Emperors within the Imperial Palace in Yamato. At the age of Emperor Sujin the country was struck by severe epidemics and numerous other disasters. Therefore, the Emperor gave Princess Toyosukiirihime-no-mikoto an order to remove Amaterasu Omikami from the Imperial Palace and worship her at another place. Consequently, Amaterasu Omikami was enshrined at a location in the eastern Nara Basin. Ise jingu official

Ise Jingu is in fact a shrine complex composed of a large number of Shinto shrines centered on two main shrines, Naiku (内宮) and Geku (外宮).

The Inner Shrine, Naiku (also officially known as “Kotai Jingu”), is located in the town of Uji-tachi, south of central Ise City, and is dedicated to the worship of Amaterasu-o-mikami. The Outer Shrine, Geku (also officially known as “Toyouke Daijingu”), is located about six kilometers from Naiku- and dedicated to Toyouke no o-mikami, the deity of agriculture and industry. Besides Naiku and Geku, there are an additional 123 Shinto shrines in Ise City and the surrounding areas, 91 of them connected to Naiku and 32 to Geku.Ise Grand Shrine(From Wikipedia)

 

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