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    Imamiya Jinja Shrine

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    Imamiya Jinja Shrine

    Guardian deity for health that ceased plague during the ancient Heian period

    The origin of Imamiya Jinja Shrine is said to have held the god of plague. The shrine used to be located in Murasakino area on Mt. Funaoka for praying for an end to the plague epidemic.  Afterwards, it was relocated to the current position and there enshrined Omunachi no Mikoto, Kotoshironushi no Mikoto and Kushinada Hime no Mikoto.  The shrine was also renamed as “Imamiya Jinja Shrine” at that time. Yasurai Matsuri Festival to pray for good health worshipping the flower spirit and Imamiya Matsuri Festival are still being splendidly held to this day. The shrine contains Takuhatachiji Hime no Mikoto, the progenitor of textiles, therefore it has been deeply rooted in the life of people in Nishijin.

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
    Fujin-gaho,February issue,2012


    Name Imamiya Jinja Shrine
    Address 21 Murasakino Imamiya-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-491-0082
    Hours Entry: free (enter from 9:00-17:00)
    Recommended On the 1st day of every month, the Imamiya Handmade Flea Market will be held at the shrine precinct.