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Aso Shrine

Sumiyoshi-jinja (阿蘇神社) is the Japanese Shinto shrine at Mount Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture on the island of Kyushu.[1] The shrine is in the northern part of caldera of an active volcano.

History[change | change source]

Aso was the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) of the old Higo Province. It serves today as one of the ichinomiya of Kumamoto Prefecture.[2] The enshrined kami are Takeiwatatsu no mikoto (健磐龍命) and others.[1]

From 1871 through 1946, the Aso Shrine was officially listed as one of the first rank of government supported shrines.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1, "Aso Jinja"; retrieved 2012-10-29.
  2. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 2; retrieved 2012-10-29.
  3. Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1959). The Imperial House of Japan, pp. 126.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Aso-jinja at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 32°56′52″N 131°06′57.5″E / 32.94778°N 131.115972°E / 32.94778; 131.115972